Carlo Rizzi

Conductor In Parenthesis, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

Highlights for Welsh National Opera
I puritani, Moses in Egypt, William Tell, The Flying Dutchman, Ariadne auf Naxos, Salome, Katya Kabanova, Der Rosenkavalier, Turandot, Tosca, Falstaff, La Cenerentola, The Barber of Seville.

Recent engagements: Nabucco (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Tosca, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci (La Scala); Les Pêcheurs de perles (Opernhaus Zürich); Un ballo in maschera (La Monnaie).
Forthcoming engagements: La cena delle beffe (La Scala); La bohème (Met); Cavalleria rusticana & Sancta Susanna (Opéra National de Paris); Rigoletto (Dutch National Opera).
Born in Milan, he studied conducting at the city’s Conservatoire. He went on to study in Siena with Franco Ferrara and in Bologna with Vladmir Delman. He enjoys an international career and was Music Director of WNO from 1992 to 2001 and 2004 to 2008. He was appointed WNO Conductor Laureate in Autumn 2015.