Riccardo Novaro

Riccardo Novaro

 

Riccardo Novaro is an internationally sought after baritone for Belcanto repertoire.

He trained at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and studied with Alessandro Corbelli and Carlo Meliciani.

He has performed in major theaters and festivals such as Opéra National de Paris (La CenerentolaL’Italiana in Algeri), Lincoln Center New York (Don Giovanni), Teatro alla Scala (Un Giorno di Regno), TeatroSan Carlo in Naples (L’Elisir d’Amore), Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Le Comte Ory), La Monnaie Brussels (Il Viaggio a Reims), Freiburg Konzerthaus ( La Scala di Seta), Opéra Comique de Paris (Carmen),Opéra de Lausanne (Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Turco in Italia), Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Don Pasquale), Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, (Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo), Festival de Beaune (Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutteOrlando Furioso), Garsington Festival Opera (Die Zauberflöte, La Pietra del Paragone, Don Pasquale),Glyndebourne Festival Opera(La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, Rinaldo, L’Elisir d’Amore).

In the baroque repertoire, several acclaimed productions deserve particular attention: Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda at the Berlin State Opera, L’Opera Seria by Gassmann at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, which were both conducted by René Jacobs, L’Olimpiade at the Garsington Festival Opera conducted by Laurence Cummings, Orlando Furioso in Madrid conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Giulio Cesare in Lausanne, Bremen, and Rinaldo at Glyndebourne Festival Opera conducted by Ottavio Dantone, Agrippina at the Opéra de Dijon and Lille conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.

He has also collaborated with further leading conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandini, Maurizio Benini, Bruno Campanella, Ivan Fischer, Riccardo Frizza, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Jurowski, Jérémie Rhorer, and directors such as Annabel Arden, Robert Carsen, David McVicar, Adrian Noble, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Luca Ronconi, Daniel Slater.

Recordings include Charpentier’s Te Deum with the Accademia of Santa Cecilia in Rome conducted by Myun-Whun Chung (Deutsche Grammophon), Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade with Rinaldo Alessandrini (Naïve), Händel’s Floridante with Alan Curtis (Deutsche Grammophon Archiv), Mercadante’s I Normanni a Parigi (Opera Rara), Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso with Federico Maria Sardelli (Naïve) and Vivaldi’s L’Incoronazione di Dario with Ottavio Dantone (Naïve).

Current and future engagements include Le Nozze di Figaro at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and at the Opéra de Dijon, La Cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich , La Bohème at the Opéra de Bordeaux .