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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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New York CityTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Julia Isaev; Jennifer Rowley

TokyoNew Japan Philharmonic Subscription concert No.22

New Japan Philharmonic Subscription concert No.22
Berlioz, Respighi, Strauss R.
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Carlo Rizzi

VigoOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Pizzetti, Debussy, Strauss R.
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Carlo Rizzi

TorontoTurandotNew production

Puccini: Turandot
Carlo Rizzi; Robert Wilson; Canadian Opera Company; Stephanie Engeln; Jacques Reynaud; Tamara Wilson; Marjorie Owens
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Joyce El-Khoury shines as Donizetti's Tudor queen

Joyce El Khoury (Elisabetta) © Bill Cooper
It is a thing of wonder that Roberto Devereux is one of Donizetti’s lesser known works. Whether on account of its challenging soprano part, or its fussy Tudor setting, it is rarely performed, but contains some of the composer’s most beautiful – and indeed memorable – arias and duets.
****1
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Ballo II, the American cut: an indigestible staging at WNO

Gwyn Hughes Jones (Riccardo) and Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia) © Bill Cooper
Musically, WNO gets it right. Straightforward brilliance is the order of the day, and plenty of it.
***11
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Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Mefistofele proves a mixed blessing: good meets evil, devils fight with angels, lovely lyricism alternates with bombast and second-rate material.
***11
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A superb, sinister Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Selectively unearthed from current critical editions, this fabulously performed new Hoffmann plumbs the murky depths of its antihero’s psyche.
*****
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