Riccardo Iannello, Tenor

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Riccardo Iannello

New recital and performance dates announced. Please see the schedule below for details or connect with Riccardo on social media to learn about his upcoming performances.

Riccardo Iannello, Tenor

News Release
Fall Audition Tour

Riccardo will begin his European audition tour in September 2017. The month of auditions will begin in Rome, Italy and will take him to cities in Austria and Germany.

Riccardo Iannello, Tenor

Recording Release
Endless Horizons

Recent recording release, Endless Horizons featuring Riccardo Iannello & Sabatino Vaaca. Available on iTunes.

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Riccardo Iannello’s High Notes

Award-winning Italian-Canadian tenor Riccardo Iannello brings force and passion to every performance. Catch up with Riccardo as we feature his favourite spots in his hometown of Toronto.

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Album Release: Endless Horizons

Internationally-acclaimed tenor Riccardo Iannello will celebrate the release of his debut album "Endless Horizons" with a special charity performance presented at the Historic Eglinton Grand Theatre.

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Semifinalist - Met Opera Auditions

In a college auditorium in Buffalo, the scene is set for the district finals of the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as young Canadian tenor Riccardo Iannello advances to the semi-final round.

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"He has a glorious voice with a clarity and technique that make even the difficult parts sound easy."

John Huxhold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Riccardo Iannello as Alfredo displays a beautiful, rich, resonant voice that amply conveys the beauty and majesty of Verdi’s music."

Mark Bretz, Ladue News

"Riccardo Iannello's, Act II aria drew shouts of 'bravo' on opening night..."

Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX

"As Alfredo, Riccardo Iannello showed promise, singing with a pleasing, youthful tone and possessing the right dramatic instincts."

Joseph So, Opera Canada

"Johane Ansell and Riccardo Iannello...sparred charmingly as Gilbert and Sullivan's plaintiff and defendant."

Patrick Dillon, Opera Canada

"She's paired with Riccardo Iannello as Alfredo and the blending of her voice with his tenor is simply marvelous. Both are able to convey their emotions and desires vocally as well as through their acting performances."

Chris Gibson, BWW Opera World

Meet
Riccardo

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 Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The following year, Riccardo was invited to Victoria, British Columbia as a Resident Artist where he marked his company and role début with Pacific Opera Victoria as Le Remendado in Carmen.

Riccardo's career spans from opera to concert work as well. He has been a tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 'Ninth Symphony' with the Etobicoke Philharmonic, a soloist in Haydn’s ‘Lord Nelson Mass’ with ChoralWorks under the baton of Brian Rae, in Haydn's 'The Creation' with Toronto Sinfonietta and the Oakham House Choir at Ryerson University, and in Dubois' 'The Seven Last Words of Christ' with Choral St. Eustache in Qué. He has also toured in several U.S. cities with the former 'I Sing Beijing' whose mission was to recognize Mandarin as a lyrical musical language and introduce Chinese operatic repertoire to the mainstream opera world through various concerts. Riccardo has also appeared on TV in a globally televised concert event that commemorated the life and history of San Padre Pio. This event was produced and aired by Italy's Rai International and took place at Brampton's Powerade Centre.

He made his company and professional U.S. solo opera début as Alfredo in 'La Traviata' with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis 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.

In competition, Riccardo was selected to be a Great Lakes Regional finalist at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He was the recipient of the 'Opera Buffs' award from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

In the spring of 2016, he released his first professional album with live orchestra, entitled 'Endless Horizons'. The album includes both Italian and Neapolitan classics, operatic arias, and a few musical theatre standards. That same year, Riccardo made his début at the Miami Music Festival reprising the role of Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute, conducted by the critically-acclaimed Stephanie Rhodes.

Last season, he reprised the role of Alfredo in a concert version of Verdi’s 'La Traviata', marking a company debut with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera.

This year, he debuted in a YouTube advertisement involving the Canadian bakery brand D'Italiano in which he reenacted a scene involving two lovers in an exchange of operatically sung dialogue.

He is currently a member of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association, ACTRA Toronto, and the American Federation of Musicians union in conjunction with the Toronto Musicians' Association, Local 149.

Photo credit: Phil Crozier

Upcoming
Performances

La Traviata
Alfredo
Conductor: Sabatino Vacca

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera

Tickets & Info
Audition Tour
Italy, Germany, Austria

Various Companies

La Traviata in Concert
Alfredo
Conductor: Sabatino Vacca

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera

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Die Zauberflöte
Tamino
Conductor: Stephanie Rhodes

Miami Music Festival

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Die Zauberflöte
Tamino
Conductor: Geoff Butler

Opera York

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Lord Nelson Mass
Tenor Soloist
Conductor: Matthew Jaskiewicz

Toronto Sinfonietta

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Wandering Scholar & Trial by Jury
The Defendant

Wexford Festival Opera

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La Traviata
Alfredo
Conductor: Scott Schoonover

Union Avenue Opera

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Ariadne auf Naxos
Scaramuccio
Conductor: Timothy Vernon

Pacific Opera Victoria

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Management

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European Representation:

Ivan Paley
VMC Vienna Music Connection
Straussengasse 14/1 1050
Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 676 757 3098
[email protected]
viemuc.com

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European Representation:

Andrei Diakov
Diakov Opera Management
Berlin, Germany
[email protected]
diakov-agentur.com