Un Ballo in Maschera is one of my favourite operas and Riccardo is one of my signature roles, so it is important to me that this was the first full opera I sang after the lockdown. A concert performance of the opera was given in the Cavea at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. I fell in love with this open-air space with its classic yet contemporary beauty. I was also happy to meet up with two great colleagues who are also my friends: Krassimira Stoyanova and Carlo Álvarez (marvellous Amelia and Renato).
Jul 19 2020