March 21, 2018
On March 21, 2018 Riccardo Massi makes his originally scheduled debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg as Cavaradossi in Tosca. His unexpected debut at the prestigious German opera house took place on March 17, when he jumped in for a colleague in the tenor solo part of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.
In Robert Carsen’s Tosca production Riccardo shares the stage with Angela Gheorghiu in the title role and Franco Vassallo as Scarpia. Maestro Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts the series of three performances running through March 29, 2018.
Last month Riccardo appeared as the ill-fated Puccini hero at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, where – according to The Guardian – he gave “an electrifying performance”. In Hamburg he is reunited with the Tosca of Angela Gheorghiu, who partnered him in London in 2016.
Information about Tosca at the Hamburg State Opera:
Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu; Cavaradossi: Riccardo Massi; Scarpia: Franco Vassallo; Angelotti: Alin Anca; Sagrestano: Alexander Roslavets; Spoletta: Julian Rohde; Sciarrone: Denis Velev; Un carceriere: Christian Bodenburg; Un pastore: Ruzana Grigorian.
Pier Giorgio Morandi, conductor; Robert Carsen, stage director
Performances: March 21, 24, 29, 2018
[Photo: Benjamin Ealovega]