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Otello at Macerata shines with Riccardo Frizza at the podium

In his return to the Macerata Opera Festival in Sferisterio, Riccardo Frizza leads a new production of Verdi’s Otello starring Stuart Neill in the title role, Jessica Nuccio as Desdemona, Robert Frontali as Iago, and directed by Paco Azorin.

Bachtrack praises the Italian maestro’s skillful work at the podium, declaring that “arguably the best performance came from Frizza’s orchestra. The muscular outbursts blistered, and the romantic lyricism soared. This was a fluid reading of some restless through-composed music.”

Enjoy clips of Otello from èTV Macerata and view images from the production.

Otello continues at the Arena Sferisterio with performances on July 30, and August 5 and 13.

Riccardo Frizza leads Otello at Macerata Opera Festival

Opening the Macerata Opera Festival, Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza returns to Verdi’s dramatic Otello beginning July 22. Directed by Paco Azorin, the production features Stuart Neill in the title role, Jessica Nuccio as Desdemona, David Giusti as Cassius, and Roberto Front as Jago.

In previous years, Riccardo has led staged performances of Otello at Ópera de Bilbao and the Festival de Peralada, as well as a concert performance with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France at the Salle Pleyel. Watch clips from rehearsal with Roberto Alagna, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Inva Mula.

Discover Otello at the Macerata Opera Festival.