-The Italian conductor takes the helm of the historical production by the film director Mauro Bolognini

April 2019

In May Riccardo Frizza returns to one of the theatres where he has conducted the most, La Fenice in Venice, this time for the Giuseppe Verdi masterpiece, Aida. This popular and spectacular opera will revisit the legendary production by the film and theatre director Mauro Bolognini, and directed this time by Bepi Morassi. Frizza is one of the most renowned conductors of his generation, and a specialist in Italian opera repertoire.   Throughout his career he has been particularly linked to the Venetian opera house, where he has conducted Il Trovatore, La Traviata (in two seasons), Tosca, Attila, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’elisir d’amore, Norma and Semiramide, (which he conducted last October) among other productions.

Some highlights among Frizza´s upcoming engagements include the opening of the season at the Opéra National in Paris – which is celebrating its 350th anniversary – with I Puritani, the opening of the ABAO Bilbao Opera season with Lucia di LammermoorLucrezia Borgia in its acclaimed new version at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo – which Frizza is the musical director of – and the show Three Queens at the Chicago Lyric Opera, based on Donizetti´s Tudor trilogy and including the final scenes from Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux with Ronda Radvanovsky taking centre stage.