Cristian Ricci Tenor Last update: May 2014 Cristian Ricci studied singing in Verona with M° Danilo Cestari, after that he took masterclasses with the famous tenor Carlo Bergonzi at the “Accademia Verdiana” in Busseto. Being gifted with a solid and refined vocal technique, a smooth vocality and a clear crystal timbre as a typical italian tenor, Cristian Ricci knows how to face and cover a vast repertory. His phrasing is being expressed by a rich variety of niceties and his interpretation skills are excellent. These main caracteristics of the tenor Cristian Ricci allowed him since the beginning of his career to perform in prestigious circles and in theatrical productions and concerts of great reputation, like: Don Pasquale with Teatro Coccia in Novara directed by Enzo Dara and Teatro Verdi in Sassari, La Traviata with Teatro Verdi in Busseto directed by Franco Zeffirelli and conducted by Placido Domingo, Salvo D’Acquisto by A. Fortunato with Teatro Massimo, La Bohème with Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Cherubin by J. Massenet with Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Messa di Requiem in Triest. From 2010 he focused his career more on Verdi and Puccinis roles such as Ismaele in Nabucco, Mcduff in Macbeth, Rodolfo in La Bohème and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and gave also international concerts such as in New York, Washington D.C. Seoul, Istanbul, Cologne, Rome, Milan and Vienna. In 2012 he gave his debut with the Shanghai Philarmonic Orchestra (SHOAC - Shanghai Oriental Art Center) and in 2013 he sang as Ismaele in Nabucco at Arena di Verona for the centenary festival of the Arena. Engagements in 2013/14 Tybalt in Gounods Romeo et Juliette at the Arena di Verona and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the State Opera Plovdiv. Cristian Ricci is the creator and artistic director of the international singing competition “G.Martinelli-A.Pertile” in Montagnana. On CD: Giubileo Concerto – Sacred music, Arias for the year of the Jubilee - Sipario Dischi, 1999; Concerto di Natale - Sipario Dischi, 2000; La Carezza delle nuvole – Arias and Songs of the Italian 20th century, Phoenix, 2001; 100 anni sempre Verdi – Arias and Duets of G. Verdi, Phoenix, 2001; Salvo D’Acquisto - Opera of A. Fortunato, Bongiovanni, 2003; Melodramma in Villa – Rare Arias of the 17th and 18th century, Velut Luna, 2005; Arrigo Pedrollo, genio e poesia di un compositore veneto – Arias of the 20th century, Velut Luna, 2008; Opera Arias and Duets – Cristian Ricci, tenore Yao Bo Hui, soprano, Velut Luna, 2012.
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