Carlo Rizzi was born in Milan and studied Conducting at the city’s Conservatoire. He went on to study in Siena with Franco Ferrara and in Bologna with Vladmir Delman. He enjoys an international career and was Music Director of WNO from 1992 to 2001 and 2004 to 2008. He was appointed WNO Conductor Laureate in Autumn 2015, and from 2019 has been Music Director of Opera Rara, the UK-based company devoted to resurrecting and returning to the repertoire undiscovered and undervalued works from opera’s celebrated and neglected composers.
Recent engagements: Il trovatore (Opera National de Paris), Medea, Tosca, Don Carlo (The Metropolitan Opera, New York); La Gazetta (Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro); Roberto Devereux, Un ballo in maschera (WNO)