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Annalisa Stroppa, Riccardo Zanellato, Juliana Grigoryan & Raffaele Pé Lead Teatri di Reggio Emilia’s 2024-25 Season

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The Teatri di Reggio Emilia has announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Rossini’s “Mosé in Egitto,” which will star Riccardo Zanellato, Dave Monaco, Mariam Battistelli, Toni Nezic, Aida Pascu, Angela Schisano, Andrea Galli, and Matteo Mezzaro. Giovanni Di Stefano conducts the production by Pier Francesco Maestrini. Performance Dates: Nov. 15 & 17, 2024 Annalisa Stroppa, Caterina Sala, Matteo Falcier, Matteo Guerzè, {…}

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Fabio Sartori & Riccardo Zanellato Lead CortinAteatro Hommage to Giuseppe Verdi

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On July 25 the CortinAteatro will present an Hommage to Giuseppe Verdi at the Alexander Girardi Hall di Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. The concert will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the composer’s death and will showcase operatic selections and narration about the composer. Tenore Fabio Sartori and bass Riccardo Zanellato will perform works from the composers, while Lella Costa will perform {…}

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Francesco Meli & Riccardo Frizza Headline ‘Uniti per Verdi’ Gala

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On November 21, the Società del Quartetto di Milano and international opera singers will present “Uniti per Verdi,” an event to save Sant Agata, Verdi’s home. The gala, which was organized by Ricardo Frizza and Francesco Meli will also feature Eleonora Buratto, Massimo Cavalletti, Roberto de Candia, Chiara Isotton, Roberta Mantegna, Caterina Piva, Piero Pretti, Annalisa Stroppa, Riccardo Zanellato, and {…}

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Riccardo Muti to Conduct Verdi’s Requiem in Palermo in December

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The Teatro Massimo di Palermo is set to present Verdi’s Requiem with Riccardo Muti conducting. The legendary conductor will lead a cast that includes Joyce El-Khoury, Martina Belli, Saimir Pirgu, and Riccardo Zanellato. The concert will be presented on Dec. 4 and 5, shortly after lockdown measures in Italy expire on Nov. 24. Muti is set is also set to {…}

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Riccardo Muti, Francesco Meli & Luca Salsi Headline Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s Verdi Streams

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(Credit: Silvia Lelli) The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has teamed RMMUSIC (riccardomutimusic.com) to showcase three Verdi operas. The works, which are all conducted by Riccardo Muti, will be available to stream for two months on the company’s Youtube page and Riccardo Muti’s official website. Here is a look. The presentation will be “Simon Boccanegra“ from the 2012-13 season. The production {…}

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2017 Review: Riccardo Muti Delivers Wondrous Taste of Italian Opera

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For decades Riccardo Muti has been one of the finest interpreters of Verdi’s music. In fact, his understanding of the great composer’s style has created countless imitators, but few with the capacity of truly understanding the balance between a propulsive rhythmic emphasis and the nuance of Verdian singing. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the maestro showcased his interpretative genius with {…}

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Marek Janowski to Replace Riccardo Chailly in Verdi Requiem

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Riccardo Chailly has cancelled performances of the Verdi Requiem due to illness. The Italian conductor was scheduled to conduct three performances of the piece. Marek Janowski will now take over the run which is set to star soprano Maria Jose Siri and mezzo soprano Daniela Barcellona. Tenor Roberto Arnica will also join them alongside bass. Riccardo Zanellato. The Rundfunkchor Berlin will also perform {…}

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Royal Opera House Muscat 2023-24 Review: La Bohème

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(Photo: Khalid Al-Busaidi) On October 14th, 2011, the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) opened its doors for its inaugural season with a production of Puccini’s “Turandot,” with the aim of establishing itself as a “centre of excellence in global cultural engagement.” It is a noble and ambitious aim, for sure, but for a country without a tradition of opera, it {…}

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Erika Grimaldi, John Osborn, Sara Blanch & Gregory Kunde Lead Teatro Regio di Torino’s 2024-25 Season

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The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced its 2024-25 season. “Manon” Renato Palumbo conducts Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” with Arnaud Bernard directing. The cast will include Erika Grimaldi, Dinara Alieva, Andeka Gorrotxategui, Carlo Ventre, Carlo Lepore, and Alessandro Luongo. Performance Dates: Oct. 1-26, 2024 Massenet’s “Manon” wil star Ekaterina Bakanova, Martina Russomanno, Bjorn Burger Maxim Lisiin, Atalla Ayan, Andrei Danilov, Roberto {…}