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Riccardo Frizza, nominated for The International Opera Awards 2020


The Italian conductor Riccardo Frizza, who is musical director of the Donizetti Opera Festival in Bergamo, has been nominated for the best conductor prize in the 2020 International Opera Awards. The competition is organised each year by the British magazine Opera, the prizes reward the work of the leading lights in the international opera world over the year previous to the event (in this case, 2019) and recognises excellence in a wide range of categories, which include, among others, design, conducting and directing as well as education and outreach. The Donizetti Opera Festival is also among the nominees in the Festival section, .
The prizewinning ceremony would have taken place in a gala at Sadler’s Wells theatre in London on the 4th May, but in light of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremony has been postponed until the 21st September.