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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FEBRUARY, 2018
(The Guardian)

La Forza del Destino review – sprawling saga brought into sharper focus

All are sustained immaculately by Rizzi’s conducting, which exudes respect for the score in every bar. Overall, this joins the portfolio...

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All are sustained immaculately by Rizzi’s conducting, which exudes respect for the score in every bar. Overall, this joins the portfolio of outstanding productions that has done so much to restore WNO’s lustre during Pountney’s tenure as artistic director.

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FEBRUARY, 2018
(The Telegraph)

A jolly good stab at this unwieldy opera: La forza del destino, Welsh National Opera, Wales Millennium Centre, review

Rizzi has Verdi in his blood, and from his cracking account of the celebrated overture to its final seraphic cadences, he conducts a...

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Rizzi has Verdi in his blood, and from his cracking account of the celebrated overture to its final seraphic cadences, he conducts a fast-paced and vividly coloured account of the score, played with exceptional clarity by WNO’s wonderful orchestra.

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