Freddie De Tommaso and Anna Pirozzi are Riccardo and Amelia in Ballo in Maschera at the Liceu in Barcelona

Graham Vick’s production of Un ballo in Maschera, Verdi features Freddie De Tommaso as Riccardo and Anna Pirozzi as Amelia, a signature role of hers. The performances are conducted by Riccardo Frizza and will continue at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona until 20 February 2024 – more information can be found here. Once performances finish in Barcelona they will both be in Napoli working on a new production of Norma at Teatro di San Carlo with Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Freddie De Tommaso as Pollione.


‘The young British tenor of Italian descent surprised with a sweet and fleshy, old-fashioned instrument, with perfect diction and excellent projection that delighted the audience with ample and well-covered treble, especially in the cavatina of the first act.’ – Fernando Sans Rivière, Ópera Actual


‘The tenor Freddie De Tommaso offered a very attractive Riccardo vocally, which at times recalled Carlo Bergonzi, but endowed with greater luminosity in the center and in the treble, quite well covered, again with a Bergonzian influence.’ – Josep Subirá, Scherzo


‘Anna Pirozzi played an Amelia of undeniable Verdian qualities. The Italian soprano exhibited an instrument with a timbre that was…luminous, without difficulty and with an oceanic projection, especially resplendent in the high register’  – Xavier Borja Bucar, Codalario


‘Anna Pirozzi’s Amelia has the ample sound in the middle range, a solid and effective upper register, and a velvety instrument that combined excellently with Freddie De Tommaso’s Riccardo’ – Fernando SANS RIVIÈRE, OperaActual


‘There were very outstanding moments, such as the aria “Morró, ma prima in grazia” and especially the duet with De Tommaso…where they earned the biggest ovation of the night and rightly so’ – Beckmesser

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