Tuesday, July 1, 2014

UAO Profile: Riccardo Iannello

Riccardo Iannello
Union Avenue Opera welcomes Italian-Canadian Tenor Riccardo Iannello to the stage for the season opener La Traviata, in which he sings the role of the love-struck Alfredo Germont. Riccardo comes to St. Louis for the first time from Toronto and is excited to make his debut with Union Avenue Opera.

A student of singing from a very young age in his native Canada, Riccardo's studies have brought him to Austria, France, Rome and Boston. Before his current engagement with UAO, he has performed with Opéra de Montréal, the Banff Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria and Canadian Opera Company, among others. Later this year, he will perform with Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford, Ireland.

Below is a video of Riccardo singing Alfredo's Act Two aria "De' Miei Bollenti Spiriti" from La Traviata. You can see more videos at his YouTube page and learn more about him at www.riccardoiannello.com

La Traviata opens July 11th and runs July 12, 18 & 19 at Union Avenue Opera, 733 N. Union Blvd. Tickets can be purchased online at www.unionavenueopera.org or by calling 314-361-2881.

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