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“Falstaff” at Dallas Opera

Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza, who has recently assumed a leadership post with the newly established Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, Italy, is internationally recognized for his expertise in the early 19th century bel canto operas, which include masterpieces of Italian operatic comedy by Donizetti and Rossini. His leadership of The Dallas Opera Orchestra was sprightly and the several fast-paced ensembles – at times involving all ten cast members – were, under his direction, executed flawlessly.