Puccini’s Tosca / San Diego Opera

Critical Acclaim "The orchestra, as conducted by the atomic Massimo Zanetti, was spectacular. The third act transition from the tenor aria to Tosca’s entrance was nothing short of a miracle with the grace note in the strings in perfect alignment with the emotion of the scene." Garrett HarrisSan Diego Reader
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“…conductor Massimo Zanetti leads the San Diego Symphony with nuance and brio.”

Times of San Diego

“Maestro Massimo Zanetti brought his Italian sensibilities and clear understanding to the score.”


“Massimo Zanetti has a great grasp on the tempo of Tosca. The Orchestra deftly maneuvers through Puccini’s capricious score to give the opera an additional thoughtful injection.”


“To maintain an exciting but never breathless dramatic pace, she was aided by Italian conductor Massimo Zanetti, who also conducted A Masked Ball . . . Zanetti brought out virile, tightly focused playing from the orchestra, especially the brass accents and letimotifs that move the plot forward.”

San Diego Story

“Conductor Massimo Zanetti leads the San Diego Symphony seamlessly through the tw- hour, 40-minute production (which includes two intermissions). There’s especially pleasing work by the horns and woodwinds and the orchestra never overpowers or rushes the singers.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune