Riccardo Frizza and his Sonnambula have been walking around Paris this week

Riccardo Frizza

After conducting in May for the second time in the season of the Barcelona Liceu (The Tales of Hoffmann and the show The three queens by Donizetti with soprano Sondra Radvanovsky), and to be recently awarded by Ópera XXI to the best musical director for his work at the head of the functions of Lucia of Lammermoor, Donizetti, that inaugurated the season 2019-2020 by ABAO Bilbao Opera, the Italian conductor Riccardo Frizza returns tomorrow to the Paris billboard, whose audience knows him well having conducted on several occasions in various stages of the city of the Seine. On this occasion it will be to lead the Orchester de Chambre de Paris from the podium of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées one of the fundamental titles of romantic bel canto, La Sonnambula, Bellini, and that arrives at the Parisian Coliseum in a new montage with stage direction signed by the also tenor, manager and writer Rolando Villazón - making his directorial debut in Paris - and co-produced between the Champs-Elysées, la Semperoper Dresden, the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur. Frizza, musical director of the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo and an authority on the bel canto repertoire, will have on stage, among others, South African soprano Pretty Yende in the demanding role of Amina, Francesco Demuro as Elvino and Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Rodolfo. La Sonnambula will be broadcast by France Musique and the performances will be on the days 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 Y 26 of June.

After their engagement in the French capital, Riccardo Frizza will conduct a concert with the tenor Bryan Hymel at the Teatro Regio in Parma framed in the edition 0 of the Toscanini Festival (21 of June) and for the summer it will offer master classes organized by the Venice Biennale between the 2 and the 11 of July before returning to Spain to inaugurate in September the season of the Royal Theater of Madrid with Cinderella, Rossini.

Riccardo Frizza

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées