Riccardo Massi

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Riccardo Massi to return to the Bolshoi Theatre as Des Grieux

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Riccardo Massi to return to the Bolshoi Theatre as Des Grieux

On October 25, 2017, Riccardo Massi will return to the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, almost one year to the day since he made his role debut at the same opera house. The production is by Adolf Shapiro and Anton Grishanin will conduct the three performances running through October 29. He will share the stage with Ainhoa Arteta in the title role, Igor Golovatenko as Lescaut and Alexander Naumenko as Geronte de Ravoir. Riccardo Massi has developed a special affinity with this part, having also sung it in a new...

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Radamès in Aida in Hong Kong

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Radamès in Aida in Hong Kong

On October 10, 2017, Riccardo Massi will make his Hong Kong Opera debut as Radamès in Aida in a production by Jean-Louis Grinda conducted by Maestro Xu Zhong. This is the first of a series of three performances running through October 14, 2017. He will share the stage with Hui He and Marjorie Owens alternating in the title role, Violeta Urmana as Amneris, Reginald Smith Jr. and Sun Li as Amonasro, and Has Jiang Tian as Ramfis. Radamès is one of Riccardo’s most important roles. He made his professional operatic debut as Radamès in...

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Los Angeles Opera debut as Don José in “Carmen”

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Los Angeles Opera debut as Don José in “Carmen”

On September 9, 2017 Riccardo Massi will make his Los Angeles Opera debut as Don José in a Ron Daniels production of Carmen that will inaugurate L.A. Opera’s 2017/2018 season. Conducted by Maestro James Conlon, he will appear alongside Ana María Martínez in the title role, Amanda Woodbury as Micäela and Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo. It will be the first of four performances running through September 28. The Italian tenor has already performed Bizet’s masterpieces in prestigious opera companies such as the Deutsche Oper Berlin and...

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Il trovatore at the Budapest Summer Festival

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Il trovatore at the Budapest Summer Festival

RICCARDO MASSI TO STAR AS MANRICO IN IL TROVATORE AT THE BUDAPEST SUMMER FESTIVAL On July 28 and 30, 2017 Riccardo Massi will star as Manrico in Il trovatore at the Budapest Summer Festival in a production by László Vámos conducted by Balázs Kocsár. Alongside him Dinara Alieva will sing the role of Leonora, Mihály Kálmándy that of Count of Luna and Ildikó Komlósi will be Azucena. “Manrico is one of the many beautiful gifts Verdi has given to tenors, its most expressive writing is full of passion and urgency: everything about this opera is...

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“Un ballo in maschera” in Mannheim alongside Sondra Radvanovsky

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“Un ballo in maschera” in Mannheim alongside Sondra Radvanovsky

Riccardo Massi in a gala performance of Un ballo in maschera at the Nationaltheater Mannheim On July 15, 2017 Riccardo Massi will star as Gustavo (Riccardo) in a gala performance of Un ballo in maschera conducted by Benjamin Reiners at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, with Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia and Jorge Lagunes as Anckarström (Renato). “Gustavo, or – as it is more commonly known – Riccardo (my own namesake), is one of my very favorite roles. He personifies all the noble sentiments that allowed Verdi to give birth to such an amazingly...

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Don José in “Carmen” in Taiwan

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Don José in “Carmen” in Taiwan

RICCARDO MASSI AS DON JOSÉ IN CARMEN AT THE 2017 KAOHSIUNG SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL IN TAIWAN On June 2 and 4, 2016, Riccardo Massi will sing the role of Don José at the Taiwan KSAF in a Matthew Barclay production of Carmen conducted by Chin-Chin Yang, alongside Kirstin Chávez in the title role. “Matthew Barclay’s production is as a whole traditional”, says Riccardo Massi about this mise-en-scène. “Set in the early Francoist Spain, it perfectly recreates the atmosphere typical of Bizet’s score. It is a pleasure to work here in...

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Calaf in “Turandot” at Oper Köln

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Calaf in “Turandot” at Oper Köln

On April 27, 2017 Riccardo Massi will make his Cologne Opera debut as Calaf in a Lydia Steier production of Turandot conducted by Claude Schnitzler, the first of six performances running through May 14, 2107. He will perform alongside Catherine Foster / Mlada Khudoley in the title role, Guanquin Yu / Ivana Rusko as Liù and Mika Kares / Lucas Singer as Timur. Since his 2013 role debut at the Kungliga Opera Stockholm opposite Nina Stemme, Riccardo Massi has become one of the most requested Calafs on the international scene. Other high-profile...

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Radames in “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera

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Radames in “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera

RICCARDO MASSI TO RETURN TO THE METROPOLITAN OPERA AS RADAMES IN AIDA On April 10, 2017 Riccardo Massi returns to the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Radames in Aida, in the historical Sonja Frisell production conducted by Daniele Rustioni. Krassimira Stoyanova and Latonia Moore will share the title role, Violeta Urmana will be Amneris, George Gagnidze will sing the role of Amonasro and James Morris that of Ramfis. It will be the first of three performances running through April 20, 2017. The performance on April 15 will be broadcast...

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Debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo in “Madama Butterfly”

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Debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo in “Madama Butterfly”

RICCARDO MASSI TO MAKE HIS HOUSE DEBUT AS PINKERTON IN MADAMA BUTTERFLY AT THE NEW NATIONAL THEATRE IN TOKYO. On February 2, 2017 Riccardo Massi will make his New National Theatre Tokyo debut as F.B. Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, in a production by Tamiya Kuriyama conducted by Maestro Philippe Auguin. The series of four performances will run through February 11, 2017. Riccardo Massi is elated at the prospect of making his debut in Japan, a country that occupies a special place in his heart: “When I was twenty-two I spent a...

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DVD “Turandot” at the Sydney Harbour

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DVD “Turandot” at the Sydney Harbour

Chen Shi-Zheng’s spectacular production of Turandot, recorded at the Sydney Harbour earlier this year with Riccardo Massi as Calaf, Dragana Radakovic​ in the title role, Hyeseoung Kwon as Liù and conducted by Brian Castles-Onion has been released on DVD:...

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