Riccardo Frizza directs in Barcelona and Bilbao

Riccardo Frizza

After directing at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice Semiramide of Rossini opera commemorating the 150th anniversary of the composer's death and have opened the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo who debuted as musical director, with a concert and opera exhuming Bergamasco Il Castello di Kenilworth-, Italian director Riccardo Frizza back in December to season Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona to take command of another bel canto work, the great The Italian Girl in Algiers de Gioachino Rossini, before traveling to Bilbao, January, to direct I Lombardi in the first Crusade Giuseppe Verdi.

Barcelona Frizza demonstrate his mastery of the bel canto repertoire, which it is a recognized international expert, having two deals led by specialists such as mezzosopranos Varduhi Abrhamyan Y Maite Beaumont, tenors Maxim Mironov Y Edgardo Rocha and low-baritones Luca Pisaroni Y Simon Orfila. Frizza will be in charge of a production of Teatro Regio in Turin signing Vittorio Borrelli. The functions are the days 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 Y 23 from December.

On his return to the podium of the Bilbao Association of Friends of the Opera (ABAO-OLBE) Riccardo Frizza if enfrentará a Verdi opera rarely programada como es I Lombardi alla prima crociata, day functions 19, 22, 25 Y 28 from January, work almost complete the project Tutto Verdi, one abaísta initiative that reviews the entire musical theater work by the Italian composer (the repertoire will be completed with Alzira and Jérusalem). This time the teacher Frizza will feature the voices of José Bros, Ekaterina Metlova and Roberto Tagliavini in the lead roles, in a production of Lamberto Puggelli for the Teatro Regio in Parma.


Photograph: Joan THOMAS / Fidelio Artist

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