The Italian Master Riccardo Frizza, who has just been appointed music director of Opera Festival Donizetti Bergamo (Italy), It is not only an authority in the bel canto repertoire and Italian in general, but also, and especially, the verdiano. And if last year he put himself in charge of more than fifty functions of works of Verdi, Donizetti Y Bellini in some of the most important theaters in the world, in November he returned to Japan to take command of the production of Verdi's La Traviata at the New National Theater in Tokyo. The popular Verdi masterpiece, one of the most beloved of the Japanese public, will feature a cast led by Romanian soprano Irina Lungu, a star in the international lyrical firmament.
This Japanese Traviata arrives on the agenda of maestro Frizza after having achieved a new success in his career with the swan song of the genius Verdiano, Falstaff, at the Teatro Regio in Parma, cradle of the art of Giuseppe Verdi. And from Tokyo he will then travel to the Opéra National de Paris to direct nine performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia by another of the most relevant bel canto authors: Gioachino Rossini.