Carlo Rizzi

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Carlo Rizzi conducted a sweeping performance that was never pushed but unfolded naturally, and he relished the verismo colouring

John Allison, Opera, Sancta Susanna, Opéra de Paris

Conductor Carlo Rizzi was charged with leading from the pit, providing unparalleled support for the masterful cast

A. Salazar, Operawire, Norma, Metropolitan Opera, New York
  • Conductor Laureate, Welsh National Opera
  • International Chair in Conducting, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Carlo Rizzi ranks among today’s leading conductors. Equally at home in opera and the concert hall, his vast repertoire spans everything from the foundation works of the operatic and symphonic canon to rarities by Bellini, Cimarosa and Donizetti. He is in high demand as a guest artist at the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, not least for the insight and integrity of his musicianship and the visceral energy and psychological depths of his interpretations. 

The Rizzi repertoire list, rich in Italian works but also well stocked with the music of Wagner, Richard Strauss, Britten and Janáček, reflects the genuine breadth of his interests and the questing nature of his curiosity. 

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