Riccardo Zanellato

Riccardo Zanellato’s career has led him to become one of the reference artists for the most important bass roles.

Regularly invited by Riccardo Muti in many productions at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (among others Iphigénie en Aulide, Moïse et Pharaon, Macbeth, Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra), he collaborates with institutions as La Scala in Milan, Regio in Turin, Arena in Verona, Massimo in Palermo, Verdi Festival in Parma, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Liceu in Barcelona, Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, San Carlo in Naples, Opernhaus in Zurich, Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, Opéra de Lausanne and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Mr. Zanellato lately starred in Luisa Miller in Bilbao; Aida at La Scala in Milan, Valencia, Naples; Poliuto and La Bohème in Zurich; Macbeth in Lyon, Banco is the role he sang for the opening of 2013/2014 season in Bologna (R.Abbado/Wilson) theatre where he came back to open 2016 as Attila (Mariotti/D.Abbado); Nabucco, I Puritani, Lucia di Lammermoor in Florence; Nabucco in Stuttgart, Kiev Leipzig and at the Terme in Caracalla; Il Trovatore (Ferrando) at the Salzburg Festival besides Placido Domingo under D. Gatti; Simon Boccanegra in Dresden; Turandot (Timur) in Naples and a Gala concert for the 5th Anniversary of the Guangzhou Opera in China; Norma and La Bohème in Turin; Norma in Paris, London, Warsaw; Rigoletto at La Scala in Milan; Macbeth in Tel Aviv; La Forza del Destino in Sofia; Don Carlo in Genoa; Anna Bolena at the Regio in Parma; Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples, Paris and Berlin; La Bohème and Norma in Turin; Don Carlo in Leipzig; Sonnambula at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome; Nabucco in Kiev, Florence, Stuttgart, Rome, Athens, Verona and Lyon and Paris (D. Rustioni conducting).

Mr. Zanellato performed Verdi’s Requiem in prestigious venues under important conductors: at the Festival Verdi in Parma; at the Ravenna Festival, on tour in Italy and Slovenia and Naples under the baton of R. Muti; Vilnius; Moscow at the Rostropovich Festival on tour with the Teatro Comunale in Bologna; Barcelona; Cincinnati and in St. Louis; in Minnesota under R. Abbado; in Florence with D. Gatti; at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris; in Berlin with the with the Berliner Philarmoniker (under R. Chailly), in Munich and at the Teatro Regio in Parma; Santander, Parma, Muenchen with the Bayerische Rundfunks (under R. Muti); Berlin with the Konzerthausorchester (under J. Valcuha) and in Naples and Turin. Other concerts included Bruckner’s Te Deum in Bari; Beethoven's 9th Symphony in St. Denis with the Orchestre National de France; Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Tanglewood and in Buenos Aires; Schubert Mass in Chicago (R. Muti conducting), where he returned for a solo recital again under the baton of R. Muti; Messa per Rossini at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (R. Chailly conducting).

Mr. Zanellato made his debut as Massimiliano in a new production of I Masnadieri at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome. Most recently he starred in Attila in Bologna and Parma; Aida in Valencia and Naples; Rigoletto at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Rome; Macbeth in Tel Aviv; Norma in Londra- Covent Garden (under A. Pappano) and in Warsaw; Anna Bolena in Parma; Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples, Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and Berlin (Deutsche Oper); Don Carlo in Genoa and Tenerife;  Don Carlo in Leipzig;  La Juive in Antwerpen; Aida at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Turandot in  Tokyo and on tour in Japan; Luisa Miller in Parma and in Bologna (concert version); Verdi’s Requiem at the Festival Enescu in Budapest (F. Luisi conducting), in Vienna with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (R. Muti conducting), in Hamburg, Monte Carlo and Bamberg; Rossini's Stabat Mater in Barcelona; Nabucco in Valencia, Vienna, Liège and Turin; Macbeth at the Teatro Regio in Parma; Rigoletto in Rome; a series of Gala concerts in Verona and Treviso.

Plans include Verdi's Requiem in Palermo; Macbeth in Tokyo; Aida in Verona; Nabucco in Bari; Lucia di Lammermoor in Munich; Simon Boccanegra in Liège.

March 2021