- The Italian conductor will take the helm of this Donizetti opera in February
The conductor Riccardo Frizza, Musical Director of the Bergamo Donizetti Festival – in the Italian composer´s city of birth – will return to the podium at the Teatro dell’Opera de Roma in February with one of the composer´s masterpieces, Anna Bolena (performances on the 20th, 22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th February and the 1st March). This is one of the operas which form the so-called Tudor Trilogy in which, alongside Roberto Devereux and Maria Stuarda, Donizetti was inspired by the Tudor period in British history, along with Il Castello di Kenilworth, which was recently revived by the maestro Frizza himself at the aforementioned Donizetti Festival.
The Italian conductor returns to Rome after having conducted Rossini´s L’italiana in Algeri at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Verdi´s I Lombardi alla prima crociata in the ABAO-OLBE season in Bilbao. In the Italian capital he will be in charge of a double cast, headed by Maria Agresta and Francesca Dotto alternating with Carmela Remigio and Paola Gardina as Boleyn and Seymour respectively. Frizza has previously conducted two Donizetti operas in Rome:,Linda di Chamounix and Maria Stuarda, as well as concerts and other operas.
Upcoming engagements include two Verdi operas: Falstaff at Dallas Opera (USA) and Aida, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Italy)