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Riccardo Frizza to conduct “La sonnambula” in Budapest


After his return to Budapest (January 15) to conduct the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a programme entirely dedicated to Richard Strauss and to the city of his birth, Brescia (January 29), where he conducted the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino opening the concert season with three works by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Italian conductor Riccardo Frizza is again preparing his trip to Budapest, this time to conduct two performances of La sonnambula (Bellini) at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (Müpa) on February 9 & 11. The production will be directed by Csaba Némedi with Zuzana Marková and Konu Kim taking the lead roles, Amina and Elvino, respectively. The full cast comprises Mirco Palazzi (Count Rodolfo), Eszter Zemlényi (Lisa), Krisztina Simon (Teresa) and Attila Dobák (Alessio), among others, while maestro Frizza will lead from the podium the Debrecen Kodály Choir and the Pannon Philharmonic.