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Riccardo Frizza

Riccardo Frizza, music director of the Donizetti Opera Festival in Bergamo, is one of the most highly acclaimed conductors of his generation and a regular guest at Italian and international theatres and festivals such as l’Opéra de Paris, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York Metropolitan, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real, Rossini Opera Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Parma Verdi Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the Dresden Sächsische Staatskapelle. Highlights from the 2021/2022 season include The Three Queens and Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro San Carlo, L’amico Fritz at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lucia di Lammermoor at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Il Trovatore at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Simon Boccanegra during the Festival Verdi at the Teatro Regio di Parma and La Favorite at the Donizetti Opera. In March 2022, his appointment as Chief Conductor of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir was announced during their concert in which he conducted Mahler’s Second Symphony. He returned to the Hungarian podium in 2023 to conduct works by Puccini, Fauré, Rossini, Debussy, Rodrigo and Prokofiev.

His 2022/2023 season includes La Traviata at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Ernani at La Fenice in Venice, the Verdi Requiem at the Duomo in Milan for the “Manzoni 150” celebrations, Anna Bolena at the San Carlo in Naples, I Vespri siciliani at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Grande in Brescia, Rigoletto at the Rome Opera Caracalla Festival and the inauguration of the Donizetti Opera 2023 with Il diluvio universale.

concerts featuring Riccardo Frizza