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09 Nov 2017

Debut as Gianni Schicchi at the Dutch National Opera

Gianni Schicchi: I love this character! It’s a complete, round character and it’s been such a pleasant surprise for me, also considering the scarcity of Puccini roles for the baritone voice. Gianni is at the same time a man, a father, he is sly, cunning, loving, protective, persuasive, clever: in a word, he is “super smart”! Schicchi is certainly a father, but during the show is undoubtedly a man: he does everything, he moves the action and at the end […]

20 Oct 2017

Massimo Cavalletti to make his Teatro Real Madrid debut

MASSIMO CAVALLETTI TO TAKE PART IN THE “IV FIESTA DE LA LÍRICA ENDESA” AT THE TEATRO REAL IN MADRID On October 20, 2017 Massimo Cavalletti will take part in the “IV Fiesta de la Lírica Endesa”, a prestigious gala concert benefiting the Asociación San Juan, devoted to the assistance and education of intellectually challenged people. The Teatro Real Madrid will be hosting the event, which has been held biennially since 2011. The star-studded concert, which takes place under the artistic […]

06 Oct 2017

Cover interview with Opera Now

Massimo Cavalletti is the cover star of Opera Now’s October issue. In the interview with the British magazine Massimo talks about his upcoming role debut as Gianni Schicchi at the Dutch National Opera, his love for Puccini and Verdi, role models and much more. You can buy the digital issue of the magazine on the following link: https://pocketmags.com/opera-now-magazine/october-2017

01 Sep 2017

Massimo Cavalletti as Ford in Falstaff at the Astana Opera

On September 1, 4, 6 and 8, 2017, Massimo Cavalletti will join the forces of the Teatro alla Scala on tour to the Astana Opera as part of the Expo 2017 celebrations, in the much lauded production by Damiano Michieletto under the musical direction of Maestro Zubin Mehta. The Tuscan baritone will reprise his celebrated portrayal of Ford, alongside Ambrogio Maestri in the title role, Francesco Demuro as Fenton, Carmen Giannattasio as Alice Ford, Rosa Feola as Nannetta, Yvonne Naef […]

01 Aug 2017
Massimo Cavalletti to make his Savonlinna Opera Festival debut in i Puritani

Massimo Cavalletti to make his Savonlinna Opera Festival debut in i Puritani

On August 1, 2017 Massimo Cavalletti will make his Savonlinna Opera Festival debut as Riccardo in I puritani, in a Teatro Real Madrid guest production by Emilio Sagi conducted by Evelino Pidò. Alongside him, Maria José Moreno will interpret the role of Elvira, Francesco Demuro that of Arturo and Fernando Radò will be Sir Giorgio. He will sing an additional performance on August 4. “This is my second outing as Sir Riccardo Forth, after my role debut in 2015 in […]

10 Jul 2017

Marcello in La bohème – Teatro alla Scala

On July 10 and 14, 2017 Massimo Cavalletti returns to the Teatro alla Scala in one of his most performed and beloved roles, that of Marcello in La bohème in Franco Zeffirelli’s historic production. In the same production Massimo made his La Scala debut as Schaunard in 2005 before switching to Marcello in a performance series in 2015. The stellar cast of this years’ run includes Ailyn Pérez (July 10) and Sonya Yoncheva (July 14) as Mimì, Federica Lombardi as Musetta, […]

26 May 2017

Rodrigo in Don Carlo – Berlin Staatsoper

MASSIMO CAVALLETTI TO RETURN TO THE BERLIN STAATSOPER AS RODRIGO DI POSA IN DON CARLO On May 26 and 28 Massimo Cavalletti will return to the Berlin Staatsoper in Schiller Theater as Rodrigo di Posa in a Philipp Himmelmann production of Don Carlo conducted by Massimo Zanetti. Alongside him, Fabio Sartori (title role), Lianna Haroutounian (Elisabetta di Valois), René Pape (Filippo II), Marina Prudenskaya (Eboli), Mikhail Kazakov (Il Grande Inquisitore) and Jan Martinik (un frate) will perform in the principal […]

20 Apr 2017
Massimo Cavallettti Rodrigo

Rodrigo in Don Carlo – Maggio Musicale

I’d like to start by saying that I am elated to return to the Opera di Firenze after a two year absence, and to do so in such an important occasion as the opening of the 80th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the musical direction of Maestro Zubin Mehta. Finally and once again I’ll impersonate the role of Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa, and I can sink my teeth in this most beautiful Verdi opera and this character, who is the quintessential […]

10 Feb 2017

Massimo Cavalletti to make his debut at the Paris Opera in 2018

Massimo Cavalletti will make his debut at the Paris Opera. The 2017/18 season of the Opéra National has been announced and Massimo will sing the title role of IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the Opéra Bastille in January and February 2018 in a production by Damiano Michieletto and conducted by Riccardo Frizza. The rest of the cast will include René Barbera / Levy Sekgapane (Il Conte d’Almaviva), Simone Del Savio (Bartolo), Olga Kulchynska (Rosina) and Nicolas Testé (Basilio). More information […]

02 Feb 2017

Ford in “Falstaff” at the Teatro alla Scala

MASSIMO CAVALLETTI TO RETURN TO THE TEATRO ALLA SCALA AS FORD IN FALSTAFF DIRECTED BY DAMIANO MICHIELETTO AND CONDUCTED BY ZUBIN MEHTA On February 2, 2017 Massimo Cavalletti will return to the Teatro alla Scala as Ford in Falstaff under the musical direction of Zubin Mehta. The production by Damiano Michieletto was first unveiled at the Salzburg Festival in 2013. The series of eight performances will run through February 21, 2017. “Ford is a nouveau rich and a social climber, […]