IMG Artists is delighted to welcome the celebrated conductor Riccardo Frizza to its roster for General Management. He will be represented by Artist Manager Federico M. Benigni from the company’s London office and Rome.
Music director of the Bergamo Donizetti Opera Festival since 2017, Riccardo Frizza conducts the most esteemed opera houses and orchestras in the world. Season opera highlights include the 100th Season Opening Gala at Teatro Real in Madrid (La Cenerentola), a new production of Lucia di Lammermor at the Metropolitan Opera, Rigoletto and L’Amico Fritz at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Clemenza di Tito at ABAO Bilbao Opera and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. His orchestral highlights include his returns to Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Haydn Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice in Venezia.
Maestro Frizza said:
“I am particularly proud and excited of this exciting new journey – even though, here at IMG Artists, I feel like back home! Indeed, this is the ‘home’ that saw me grow and move my first international professional steps. I’ve met Federico few years ago and since the first day I felt enthusiastic about his deep knowledge and genuine passion for music and artists. I’ll be leaning on a young man of great talent and vision, supported by some of the greatest managers in the business. What could I hope more?! We all speak the same language – that of music – and I am particularly happy to be part, again, of this bunch of incredible artists and people!”
Federico Benigni said:
“Riccardo and I met few years ago after a stunning performance in Italy and I immediately felt his innate musical instinct and ever-young passion for making music. It was clear to me from the first sight that for him is ‘always day one’ in the music world: his tireless approach, pursuing the beauty through the smallest details, eager to discover something new, and possibly – somehow – unexpected, makes him unique and special Riccardo clearly is one of the most eminent Italian conductors in the scene, and yet has big surprises in store. I feel privileged to be now looking after his professional activities and am looking forward to his exciting career in the upcoming years.”