Carlo Rizzi was born in Milan and 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.
Recent engagements: Conductor Turandot, Norma (The Metropolitan Opera); Rigoletto (De Nationale Opera); Cavalleria rusticana, Sancta Susanna (Opéra National de Paris)
Forthcoming engagements: Conductor Madam Butterfly (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma); Les contes d'Hoffmann (Holland Festival)