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KKN Enterprises stands in solidarity with artists, Arts institutions, and all members of the Arts community whose livelihoods are affected by the global response to COVID-19 and with those whose lives have been touched by or lost to the pandemic.



Upcoming and Recent Events featuring KKN Artists

15, 17, 19 September 2020 - Riccardo Frizza conducts Teatro La Fenice's semi-staged performances of Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, featuring Roberta Mantegna (Elisabetta), Enea Scala (Roberto), Lilly Jørstad (Sara), Alessandro Luongo (Nottingham), Matteo Roma (Cecil), and Luca Dall'Amico (Raleigh)

19, 26 November 2020 - Riccardo Frizza conducts two concert performances of Gaetano Donizetti's Belisario at the 2020 Donizetti Opera Festival, featuring Plácido Domingo (Belisario), Simon Lim (Giustiniano), Davinia Rodríguez (Antonina), Annalisa Stroppa (Irene), and Celso Albelo (Alamiro)

21, 27 November, 6 December 2020 - Riccardo Frizza conducts Donizetti Opera Festival's production of a new critical edition of Gaetano Donizetti's Marino Faliero, featuring Alex Esposito (Marino Faliero), Francesca Dotto (Elena), Javier Camarena (Fernando), and Bogdan Baciu (Israele)

6 - 13 July 2021 - Riccardo Frizza débuts at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, conducting Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, featuring Rosa Feola (Adina), Xabier Anduaga (Nemorino), Gabriele Viviani (Belcore), Nicola Alaimo (Dulcamara), and Francesca Benitez (Giannetta)

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25 July 2020 - Riccardo Frizza joined Marco Armiliato, Andrea Battisoni, and Francesco Ivan Ciampa in conducting Arena di Verona's season-opening concert, Il cuore italiano della Musica, featuring performances by Eleonora Buratto, Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi ('Vissi d'arte' from Tosca, Frizza conducting), Rosa Feola, Barbara Frittoli, Maria José Siri, Daniela Barcellona ('O mio Fernando' from La favorita, Frizza conducting), Annamaria Chiuri ('Stride la vampa' from Il trovatore, Frizza conducting), Veronica Simeoni, Annalisa Stroppa, Fabio Armiliato, Roberto Aronica, Francesco Meli, Saimir Pirgu, Fabio Sartori, Alessandro Corbelli, Roberto Frontali, Leo Nucci ('Cortigiani vil razza dannata' from Rigoletto, Frizza conducting), Simone Piazzola, Luca Salsi, Alex Esposito ('O tu, Palermo' from I vespri siciliani, Frizza conducting), Ferruccio Furlanetto, Carlo Lepore ('Madamina, il catalogo è questo' from Don Giovanni, Frizza conducting), Michele Pertusi, Riccardo Zanellato, and Giovanni Andrea Zanon; Katia Ricciarelli hosted

28 June 2020 - Riccardo Frizza conducted the Donizetti Festival Chorus and Orchestra and soloists Eleonora Buratto, Annalisa Stroppa, Piero Pretti, and Alex Esposito in a performance of Gaetano Donizetti's Messa di Requiem at Cimitero monumentale di Bergamo, dedicated to all victims of COVID-19

24 April 2020 - Riccardo Frizza and Donizetti Opera Festival Artistic Director Francesco Micheli presented the Festival's 'Gran Gala sul Sofa,' an online streaming event featuring performances by Javier Camarena, Davinia Rodríguez, Jessica Pratt, Carmela Remigio, Paolo Bordogna, Alex Esposito, and Maestro Corrado Rovaris




Donizetti Opera Festival receives generous grant from Bergamo's Senate

Antonio Misiani, Italy's Vice Minister of Economy and Finance, announced that the Donizetti Opera Festival has been awarded grants from the Senato di Bergamo in the amount of one million Euros per annum for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Festivals. The funds were allocated in order to promote the Festival's expansion of its activities and cultivation of increased international presence. 



(from left to right) Composer JAKE HEGGIE, mezzo-soprano JAMIE BARTON, KAREN KRIENDLER NELSON, and Maestro RICCARDO FRIZZA at Istituto Italiano di Cultura’s ‘Meet the Maestro’ event in San Francisco, 27 August 2018 [Photo © by Flavia Loreto Photography / Istituto Italiano di Cultura; used with permission]
(from left to right) Composer Jake Heggie, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton (Sara in San Francisco Opera’s production of Roberto Devereux), Karen Kriendler Nelson, and Riccardo Frizza at Istituto Italiano di Cultura’s Meet the Maestro event in San Francisco, 27 August 2018
[Photo © by Flavia Loreto Photography / Istituto Italiano di Cultura; used with permission]



[Updated 7 September 2020]

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