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Riccardo Frizza

  • Conductor

Biography

Riccardo Frizza directed Carmina Burana of Orff , Stabat Mater of Rossini, Magnificat of Bach, Requiem and Quattro pezzi sacri of Verdi, In Memoriam of Ruzicka, Requiem and sacred works of Mozart. In the opera field he made his debut with the Convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali of Donizetti and directed Il Signor Bruschino, Semiramide, Turco in Italia, Cenerentola and La donna del lago, Italiana in Algeri, Adelaide di Borgogna, Tancredi, Matilde di Shabran of Rossini Il Trovatore of Verdi, Un giorno di regno, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Nabucco and La forza del destino, Cosi fan tutte of Mozart and Zauberflote, Martinu’s Mirandolina, and La favorite of Donizzetti and Fille du regiment, Elisir d’amore, Don pasquale, Maria Stuarda.

He was guest at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, at the Due Mondi Festival in Spoleto, at the Festival of Martina Franca, at the Festival Verdi in Parma, at the “Teatro Filarmonico” in Verona, at the “Teatro Grande” in Brescia, at the “Settimane musicali “ in Stresa, at the “Teatro della Fortuna” of Fano, at the “Teatro Verdi” in Busseto, at the “Teatro Donizetti” in Bergamo, Opera di Roma, “Teatro Comunale di Bologna”, “Teatro Regio “ in Turin , “Teatro Carlo Felice” in Genoa and “Teatro del maggio musicale Fiorentino”.

Abroad he has conducted at the Festival de Radio France and Montpellier, at the Wexford Festival, at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, at the Palacio de la Opera in La Coruna, the Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, at the Royal Festival Hall of London, at the Opera in Marseille, La Monnaie of Bruxelles, at the Opera of Lyon, at the Hercules Sall of Munich in Germany, at the Sala Nezahualcoyotl of Mexico City, at the Sao Carlos of Lisbon, at Las Palmas theatre in Gran Canaria, at the Opera in Toulon, at the Philharmonic Athenaeum Enescu in Bucharest, at the Dvorak Hall Rudolfinum of Prague, at the Metropolitan Art Space, at the Bunka Kaykan in Tokyo as well as at the 43rd International Festival of Osaka.

He has conducted the “Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale” of S.Cecilia, the “Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, the “Gewandhaus Orchester” of Leipzig, the “Sachsische Staatskapelle Dresden”, the Symphonic Orchestra “G. Verdi” in Milan, the Symphonic Orchestra Toscanini, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of San Petersrburg, “la Orquesta de Galicia”, the “Orchestre National de Montpellier”, London’s Philarmonia Orchestra”, the “Orchestre National de Belgique”, the Bayerische Staatsorchester” of Munich, the Philarmonic of Montecarlo, the JONDE of Madrid, “la Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria”, the Philharmonic of Bielorussia, the Philharmonic Lutowlasky of Wroclav, the Soloists of Prague, the Radio Orchestra of Rumania, the Philharmonic Orchestra “G. Enescu” of Bucharest, the New Tokyo City Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.

The record company Supraphon published his Mirandolina. For Decca he recorded the recital of Juan Diego Florez, dedicated to Bellini and Donizetti with the Symphonic Orchestra “G.Verdi” in Milan, obtaining big international reviews like for example the Cannes Classical Award 2004.

La fille du regiment was published for Decca, a live recording at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. The Dynamic company published his Nabucco on DVD and recently TDK published his Tancredi.

He conducted Luisa Miller in Leipzig to great acclaim, the magic flute in Genoa, Capuleti and Montecchi in Bilbao, Le villi in Genoa and Fille du Regiment in Washington, Rigoletto in Tokyo-New National Theater, Maria Stuarda at the festival Sferisterio in Macerata Le Fille du Regiment in Houston, Tancredi in Madrid, Aida in Tokyo, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (new production) in Dresden, Cavalleria rusticana in Washinton, Aida in Seattle, Simon Boccanegra in Hamburg.He obtained great reviews from public and critics in Piacenza with Elisir D’amore, and he conducted Rigoletto and Il Trovatore at Metropolitan in New York. La Favorita and Barbiere di Siviglia in Dresden, Don Giovanni in Macerata.

Recently he conducted Don Giovanni in Wien to great acclaim, and also he made his debut in Berlin Staatsoper with Il turco in Italia.

His future engagements include: Falstaff in Seattle, a new production of Armida at the Metropolitan in New York , Don Pasquale in Florence, , Manon Lescaut at the New National Theater in Tokyo, Lucrezia Borgia in San Francisco, Lucia di Lammermoor in Houston, Don Carlo in Bilbao, Cenerentola in Paris-Bastille.