January 22, 2019
On January 22, 2019 Riccardo Massi will make his house debut at the Teatro Comunale Bologna as Manrico in Il trovatore in a Robert Wilson production under the musical direction of Pinchas Steinberg, the first of three performances running through January 27, 2019. He will share the stage with Guanqun Yu as Leonora, Dario Solari as Conte di Luna, Nino Surguladze as Azucena and Marco Spotti as Ferrando.
Riccardo Massi made his role debut as Manrico at the Canadian Opera in Toronto in 2012, reprising it at the Budapest Festival in 2016. His repertoire of Verdi roles also includes Radamès in Aida (Metropolitan Opera, Houston Opera, Teatro Regio Turin, Hong Kong Opera, Teatro Colón, Opera Australia), Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera (La Monnaie, Mannheim, Bolshoi Theatre), Don Alvaro in La forza del destino (Opera Australia), Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra (Marseille), Rodolfo in Luisa Miller (Opera Australia) and the tenor part in Messa da Requiem (Geneva, Hamburg).
After this Bologna Trovatore, Riccardo Massi’s 2018/2019 engagements include Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Cavaradossi in Tosca at Washington National Opera and at Semperoper Dresden and Pollione in Norma at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Information about Il trovatore at the Teatro Comunale Bologna:
Riccardo Massi (Manrico); Guanqun Yu (Leonora; Dario Solari (Conte di Luna) Nino Surguladze (Azucena ) Marco Spotti (Ferrando), Tonia Langella (Ines), Nicolò Donini (Un vecchio zingaro), Cristiano Olivieri (Ruiz) Pinchas Steinberg (conductor); Robert Wilsom, stage director
Performances: Jan 22, 24, 27, 2019
[Photo by Benjamin Ealovega]