Riccardo Massi

Tenore

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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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Cover interview with DAS OPERNGLAS

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Cover interview with DAS OPERNGLAS

“Riccardo Massi – from stuntman to star tenor” Prior to the premiere of Manon Lescaut at the Berlin State Opera, the German magazine DAS OPERNGLAS published an extensive cover interview with Riccardo Massi in their December issue. Read the interview on the magazine’s website: http://bit.ly/2gEUza6 Riccardo will sing Des Grieux in the premiere of Manon Lescaut at the Berlin Staatsoper im Schillertheater on December 4 with repeat performances on December 8, 11, 16, 19 & 22, 2016. Details about the production in...

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Manon Lescaut at the Berliner Staatsoper im Schillertheater

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Manon Lescaut at the Berliner Staatsoper im Schillertheater

In December Riccardo Massi will perform Des Grieux in a new production of Manon Lescaut at the Staatsoper im Schillertheater, Berlin. In Jürgen Flimm’s staging Anna Nechaeva will sing the title role, Roman Trekel Lescaut, Franz Hawlata Geronte and Stephan Rügamer Edmondo. Mikhail Tatarnikov will conduct. There will be six performances on December 4, 8, 11, 16, 19 & 22, 2016. More information...

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Debut as Des Grieux and at the Bolshoi Theatre

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Debut as Des Grieux and at the Bolshoi Theatre

On October 18, 2016 Riccardo Massi will make his role debut as Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in a new production at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow. This will also be his debut at the famous Russian opera house. Ainhoa Arteta will sing the title role, Jader Benjamini will conduct. There will be three performances on October 18, 20 and 23.
More information on
http://www.bolshoi.ru/en/performances/1009/roles/#20161018190000

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Riccardo Massi’s Calaf in the cinemas and on TV

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Riccardo Massi’s Calaf in the cinemas and on TV

In September you can enjoy Riccardo Massi’s Calaf in Turandot in cinemas worldwide and on television. On several dates the stunning production recorded at the Sydney Harbour in March 2016 will be screened in cinemas worldwide: http://www.turandotonsydneyharbour.com/ And on September 17 at 8:15 pm CET the production from the Bregenz Festival 2015 will be shown on the Austrian TV channel 3sat: http://www.3sat.de/page/?source=/musik/187219/index.html...

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Feature Neue Vorarlberger Tageszeitung

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Feature Neue Vorarlberger Tageszeitung

Prior to his first appearance as Calaf in this year’s “Turandot” run at the Bregenz Festival on July 22, Riccardo Massi had a chat with Neue Vorarlberger...

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Luisa Miller (Opera Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne) – classicmelbourne.com.au

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Luisa Miller (Opera Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne) – classicmelbourne.com.au

As Rodolfo, the young man Luisa knows as Carlo but who is actually the son of the local lord, Count Walter, Riccardo Massi was pretty well a perfect match. Tall, handsome and in possession of a glorious tenor voice that has made him one of the rising stars of his generation, his impressive vocal quality and theatrical presence almost managed to compensate for a couple of laughably incongruous…

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Luisa Miller (Opera Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne) – HeraldSun

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Luisa Miller (Opera Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne) – HeraldSun

Riccardo Massi exhibits a splendid coppery, broad-ranged and fervent tenor as Luisa’s lover Rodolfo. Massi gives perturbed but intent conviction to his Rodolfo and elevates with boundless eloquence one of the opera’s affecting pieces of music when recalling happier times with Luisa in Quando le sere al placido. Alongside Car, the two easily play out the tenderness of love and their misfortune of being betrayed…

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The Daily Telegraph – Turandot (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour)

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The Daily Telegraph – Turandot (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour)

Massi is magnificent as Calaf. The Italian tenor is a tall man, giving him a commanding, heroic presence. He exudes charisma and passion, matched by his beautiful, rich, burnished voice. In a sensitive rendition of Nessun dorma he builds the aria perfectly, bringing the house down as he soars to the climactic top B..

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Turandot (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour) – Limelight Magazine

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Turandot (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour) – Limelight Magazine

As Prince Calaf, the Italian tenor Riccardo Massi seems to be channelling his hero Franco Corelli in a stylish performance of enormous vocal passion. In a lyrical reading of the role, he eschews relentless heroics to convey a more nuanced reading than is sometimes the case. A bronzed lower register rises to a secure, tastefully produced upper register and his rendition of that aria is textbook, culminating in a perfectly judged..

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