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Riccardo Botta

Riccardo Botta begins his vocal studies with his father, with Giuseppe Taddei and Enza Ferrari.

In 1993 he wins Toti dal Monte’s Competition and debuts in Il Matrimonio Segreto by Cimarosa (Pauline) starting a career with over 50 roles in Europe and overseas, working with conductors such as R. Abbado, Benini, Chung, Dantone, Fasolis, Guingal, Korsten, Jurowski, Muti, Oren, Palumbo, Pidò, Rizzi, Rovaris, Saints and Zedda.

In his repertoire: Nemorino in Elisir d’amore (Teatro alla Scala in Milan, De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, Zurich Opernhaus, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Montpellier); Ernesto in Don Pasquale (Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Teatro del Giglio of Lucca, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro la Fenice in Venice), Fenton in Falstaff (Semperoper Dresden, Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Fondazione Verona di Verona in Teatro Filarmonico) and roles as Conte d’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro di Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Stadtheater Stuttgart); Lindoro in L’Italiana in Algeri (Festival de Mallorca, Teatro Massimo in Palermo), Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola (Theatre de’ Rinnovati in Siena, Glyndebourne Festival); Baldassarre in Ciro in Babilonia (Rossini in Wildbad Opera Festival); Florville in Il signor Bruschino (Opéra de Lausanne, Conzertgebouw Amsterdam); Cavalier Belfiore in Il Viaggio a Reims (Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa in Warsaw, Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels), Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Tamino in Il flauto magico (Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Rendano in Cosenza).

His last engagements: at the Vlaamse Opera in Le Nozze di Figaro (Don Basilio), I Pagliacci at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Rossini’s Ermione in Pesaro.

He has an intensive collaboration with Theatre of St Gallen, where he take part to the productions: Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna in the leading role, Lear’s Die Lustige Witwe (Camillo de Roussilion), Simone Mayr’s Medea in Corinto, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck (Hauptmann), Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Guillot de Morfontaine in Massenet’s Manon, Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer and Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Among the latest engagements: Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte in St. Gallen, Il Messengero in Aida at Fondazione Arena di Verona and Bardolph in Falstaff at the Teatro alla Scala and in Stockholm.

December 2015

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