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Carlo Rizzi, conductor

OUR INTERVIEW WITH CARLO RIZZI
Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger

Carlo Rizzi’s view from the pit

Carlo Rizzi's talks about directors, audiences and the art of conducting Italian opera ahead of a busy spring schedule.
© Tessa Traeger
© Tessa Traeger
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CardiffTosca

Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Michael Blakemore; Welsh National Opera; Timothy Burke; Ashley Martin-Davis; Claire Rutter; Mary Elizabeth Williams

BerlinMadama Butterfly

© Bettina Stöß
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Carlo Rizzi; Pier Luigi Samaritani; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Maria José Siri; Piero Pretti

BirminghamLa forza del destinoNew Production

La forza del destino
Verdi: La forza del destino
Carlo Rizzi; David Pountney; Welsh National Opera; Raimund Bauer; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Mary Elizabeth Williams; Luis Cansino

BirminghamTosca

Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Michael Blakemore; Welsh National Opera; Ashley Martin-Davis; Claire Rutter; Hector Sandoval; Mark S Doss
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An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Carlo Rizzi conducts WNO's Tosca revival in Cardiff.
****1
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Wheel of Fortune: Preziosilla spins Pountney's Force of Destiny

Justina Gringyte (Preziosilla) © Richard Hubert Smith
When the entire plot is triggered by a freak accident, you can't blame director David Pountney for making Fate itself one of the key characters.  
****1
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Novel approaches to old favourites

Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Carlo Rizzi conducts The Hallé in a programme of inventive and thrilling approaches to Resoighi, Rachmaninov and Rossini at Bridgewater Hall.
****1
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Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met

Oksana Dyka (Turandot) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Calaf) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
The Met succeeded in casting two strong singers for the difficult lead roles of Puccini's final opera. 
***11
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