CARLO RIZZI (conductor) made his debut as a conductor with Donizetti’s L’ajo nell’imbarazzo in 1982, and was appointed Conductor Laureate with WNO, where he has conducted Fidelio, Peter Grimes, Salome, Don Carlo and Der fliegende Holländer.
CARLO RIZZI (musical director) is a sought-after conductor, both for opera and the symphonic repertoire. His repertoire extends from the canonical works to rarities by Bellini, Donizetti and Cimarosa. Since the start of his conducting career in 1982, he has conducted over a hundred operas, including many Italian works, as well as works by Wagner, Strauss, Martinů and Janáček. Rizzi is a regular guest conductor at Teatro alla Scala Milan and The Metropolitan Opera New York. From 1992 to 2001, and from 2004 to 2008, he was the musical director of Welsh National Opera, where he was named Conductor Laureate in 2015. Recently, he has conducted Cavalleria rusticana / Sancta Susanna (Opéra national de Paris), Tosca (Teatro alla Scala), Nabucco (Chicago Lyric Opera) and the world premiere of Iain Bell’s In Parenthesis (Welsh National Opera and ROH Covent Garden), and he opened the season at The Met with a new production of Norma.
DNO productions: Don Pasquale, Luisa Miller, Otello, Macbeth, Mefistofele, Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci, Un ballo in maschera, La juive, La fanciulla del West, Il turco in Italia, Lucia di Lammermoor and Rigoletto.