Carlo Rizzi stands among today’s finest conductors. His work, acclaimed for its dynamic energy, insight and captivating emotional power, is in demand globally from New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to La Scala, Milan and La Monnaie in Brussels.

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SEPTEMBER, 2017
(The Washington Post)

METROPOLITAN OPERA: For once, the Met Opera goes traditional for season opener

If there was a gimmick Monday, it was the gimmick of putting the opera in the hands of someone who actually knew how it was supposed to go....

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If there was a gimmick Monday, it was the gimmick of putting the opera in the hands of someone who actually knew how it was supposed to go. The conductor, Carlo Rizzi, made his Met debut in 1993 and has been active at major companies around Europe for years. I don’t know if leading this year’s opening night at the Met signals another uptick in Rizzi’s career, but it should, because he certainly gets Italian opera: his conducting had the taut, light, forward drive that this music calls for, without excessive lingering, soupiness or grandiloquence.

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SEPTEMBER, 2017
(VBPR)

Carlo Rizzi returns to the Metropolitan Opera to conduct 2017-18 season opening’s Norma

This September, Italian conductor Carlo Rizzi steps onto the Metropolitan Opera’s podium once again to open the 2017-18 season with...

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This September, Italian conductor Carlo Rizzi steps onto the Metropolitan Opera’s podium once again to open the 2017-18 season with Bellini’s Norma, in a new production directed by Sir David McVicar. He returns to conduct the bel canto masterpiece in New York having inaugurated the previous production, which opened in 2001 and was staged until 2013.

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