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Riccardo Iannello


"He has a glorious voice with a clarity and technique that make even the difficult parts sound easy." John Huxold -St. Louis Post Dispatch

"Canadian-Italian lyric tenor Riccardo Iannello made his professional solo opera début in 2010 as an apprentice artist with Opéra de Montréal as Lord Cecil in Roberto Devereux. That same year he débuted as Schmidt in Werther and Second Jew in Strauss’ Salomé conducted by the new Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Riccardo has been an artist in residence with Pacific Opera Victoria where he marked both his company and role début as Le Remendado in Carmen. He made his company and professional U.S. solo opera début as Alfredo in La Traviata with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, MO at age 32. Following his U.S. début, Riccardo participated in Ireland’s prestigious Wexford Festival where he took part in a successful run of two, new, full productions and a short work production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, singing the role of Edwin, the Defendant. Other roles and companies include Tamino in Miami Music Festival’s production of The Magic Flute as well as the reprisal of Alfredo with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera conducted by Sabatino Vacca."

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