Riccardo Zanellato - Basso - W Print

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; Lucia di Lammermoor at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris; Don Carlo in Leipzig; Sonnambula at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome; Nabucco in Athens.

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, in Munich and at the Teatro Regio in Parma; 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; 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).

Most recently Mr. Zanellato starred in Don Carlo in Leipzig and he made his debut as Massimiliano in a new production of I Masnadieri at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome.

Plans include: Nabuccoat the Verona's Arena and in a concert version in Lyon and Paris; Don Carlo in Leipzig; Macbeth (Banco) in a concert version in Florence and Ravenna; La Juive in Antwerp; Turandot in Tokyo and on tour in Japan; Attila at the Teatro Regio in Parma; Luisa Miller and Rigoletto in Rome; Verdi’s Requiem in Berlin with the Konzerthausorchester (J. Valcuha conducting), Naples, Florence and Bucarest (F. Luisi conducting), in Wien with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (R. Muti conducting).

July 2018

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