Zanetti received critical acclaim for his 2014 debut with the company, where he conducted Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera:
“Massimo Zanetti tied all of these threads together from the pit and in doing so shone as the brightest star of the evening . . . Zanetti shaped, pushed and pulled, all while weaving together the musical fabric of the score which comprises so many colorful sonorities. It was a vision of the piece that was surprising in its inventiveness, but seemed dramatically organic. The clarity he brought to the ensemble, both vocally and instrumentally, betrayed a musically assured mind, intimately familiar with the score.” (ConcertoNet.com)
San Diego Opera’s Tosca features a thrilling international cast, including Alexia Voulgaridou in the title role, Gwyn Hughes Jones as Cavaradossi, and Greer Grimsley as Scarpia, in a staging directed by Lesley Koenig. Performances take place February 13, 16, 19 & 21 at the San Diego Civic Theater.