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Realistic twins of Plzen with two guests from Italy

Paolo Lardizzone introduced himself as Canio after the success of his Turiddu.


"Three weeks ago, the Pilsen Opera House presented two premieres of" Cavalleria rusticana "by Pietro Mascagni and" Pagliacci "by Ruggero Leoncavallo - 26 and 27 January. The second premiere was enriched by the presence, in the role of Turiddu , by the Italian tenor Paolo Lardizzone. In Plzen he is not entirely unknown, he played the role of Radames in the previous premiere of Verdi's "Aida", alternating with Rafael Alvarez. As Turiddu I was more than pleasantly surprised, his interpretation is In the subsequent resumption of February 12, after the success of his Turiddu, he also performed for the first time in the dramatic role of Canio in Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci", since the days of Enrico Caruso and Benjamin Gigli, the dream role of the tenorists in the initial phase. […]

After his performance as Turiddu I was full of expectations and I can truly say that Paolo Lardizzone did not disappoint them. It was a real pleasure to hear the beautiful color of his tenor, voluminous, load-bearing, self-confident voice in all positions. [...]

The famous aria "Vesti la giubba", in its apex, was illuminated in wonderfully arched phrases. The audience, who skillfully (!) Waited for the orchestra, immediately launched a long but deserved applause, with many calls of "Bravo!". The singing performance rarely merges with a realistic acting, but in that of Paolo Lardizzone I really believed. [...].

Its "southern tenor" lit by the Italian sun has a coin similar to that of José Cura in his production in Český Krumlov: he creates everything with absolute ease, with a feeling of extreme happiness in the highest tones and treble. This makes its performance pleasant, because strength is not obtained by pressure but by resonance with an absolute sensation of lightness! "


                                                                                                                                                                            JIŘÍ FUCHS, Opera + 13.02.2015


The Italian Mario Cavaradossi and the Slovak Floria Tosca at the SND Opera


"On 31 October 2019, the Slovak National Opera Theater filmed Puccini's" Tosca "under the direction of Martin Bendik. A real magnet for the public was the participation of the Italian tenor Paolo Lardizzone, who works mainly in the Czech Republic.

I followed his performances in Banská Bystrica, where as Cavaradossi together with Jolana Fogašová he formed the duo of successful main actors in the production of "Tosca", then in the premiere of "La Gioconda" by Ponchielli, always with the same soprano, and for the third time they always performed together in Mascagni's "Cavalleria rusticana". Furthermore, I listened to the tenor in Plzeň in Mascagni's opera "Iris", in the role of Osaka.

Paolo Lardizzone is certainly the best Italian tenor, who moves between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Its greatest asset is the beautiful high tones (high and medium high) [...]

In our "suffering from tenor" speaking of tenor, Lardizzone is certainly a blessing also for Slovak opera houses.

It thundered in the opening "Recondita harmony", then in the first duet with Tosca and in the following Si acuto in the scene with Angelotti.

His "Victory!" it could only be surpassed by the even more impressive tone of Ignacio Encinas, the ancient ornament of the Zvolen Castle Games. The famous aria "E lucevan le stella" was made very dramatic, but in the following "O sweet hands" and then in the following duet with Tosca, it gave a little more softness and fervor.

Although at the Slovak National Theater in this "Tosca" he was directed in a completely different way than in Banská Bystrica, he adapted well to the situation and was relaxed and at ease.

Overall, its performance meets the highest criteria. "


                                                                                                                                                       VLADIMÍR BLAHO , Opera Slovakia 01.11.2019



"67th Experimental Opera Season of Spoleto. Tosca memorable"


"The romances of Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi are of an inescapable power. From Cavaradossi's" Recondita harmony ", to Tosca's" Vissi d'arte "to the sensational ending of" E lucevan le stelle ", are a series of unexpected chills that move and move the ranks with the singing skills of Paolo Lardizzone and Chiara Isotton. "


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIVIA BIDOLI, 08.10.2013



"Turandot" by Puccini - Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

Official site of the Administration of Culture of the Ekaterinburg Administration


“Surprisingly powerful the" heroic "sound of Prince Calaf del Tenore Guest Star Paolo Lardizzone: already with his dominant voice, the Italian conquers the hearts of everyone present in the room, not to mention, then, his royal posture and look literally of fire. "


                                                                                                                                 © Культура Екатеринбурга - афиша, новости, репортажи

                                                                                                                               © Cultura Ekaterinburg-poster, news, reportage - 12.09.2018


Singing "La Gioconda" in Banská Bystrica


"[...] The Italian tenor Paolo Lardizzone (Enzo Grimaldo), to whom mainly the theaters of the Czech Republic rely, appeared almost blazing with fire, sanguine and without the slightest forcing in the" ardent "high notes. But he didn't just stand out for the high notes, which did not raise the slightest doubt for the full color, strength and volume, but also for the authentic Italian phrasing, the free flow of the voice in the central register, the ability to provide the expression with authentic accents dramatic events that brought Lardizzone's performance into spheres that we have never before heard on Slovakian stages. [...] "


                                                                                                                                                               PAVEL UNGER, Opera Slovakia 28.04.2018





"The most intense moments were indubitably the lyrical duets between the young José and the beautiful Carmen. The two interpreters, Paolo Lardizzone and Serena Pasqualini, stand out for having faithfully returned the complex characters of the two characters designed by Mérimeé and Bizet. A praise particular goes to Paolo Lardizzone who, after a not entirely convincing first half, shows off a power and a masterful use of vocal abilities but also as an interpreter, giving his José all the most different emotional nuances from which he is animated. "


                                                                                                                                                                Simona Ventura, PERSINSALA 18.04.2018



Puccini's "Tosca" premiere at the Banská Bystrica State Opera was a success


"Paolo Lardizzone (Cavaradossi) sang well, although in the first passages, we noticed a slight vibrato in his voice. In the air" Recondita harmony "of the first act expressed the positivity and openness to life, while in the air On the contrary, "E lucevan le stelle" in Act III sang the warmth of silence after life and goodbye to it convincingly. As an actor he effectively interpreted Cavaradossi as a man willing to sacrifice his life for the ideal. of freedom. "


                                                                                                                                                                    STANISLAV VANĚK, Opera + 17.10.2016


Tosca, you make me forget God


"The young Italian tenor Paolo Lardizzone has a surprisingly rich repertoire, from the role of Alfredo to that of Radames. In addition to the less significant one, foreign theaters sings In the Czech Republic he sings in the theaters of České Budějovice and Plzeň. His Cavaradossi has many aspects of tradition Italian interpretation: in addition to the affection for vokálnu sentence and a habit of singing (otherwise great) height point of view. With him the director who had the most natrápiť, but the final impression is also after hereckej quite satisfactory page. his voice is not the one we are generally used to for the role of Cavaradossi. He is a lyrical and relatively clear tenor, but perfectly renders all the nuances of the score of the role. "


                                                                                                                                                        VLADIMÍR BLAHO , Opera Slovakia 16.10.2016



Eva Urbanová in Pilsen re-introduced Santuzza


"Paolo Lardizzone is a very talented Italian tenor who, in the role of Turiddu, immediately shows that he has a beautiful tenor tone that is pushed, resonant and with a perfect bel canto style. Admirable lightness and at the same time the splendid sound in its impulses, in the great heights, in every respect an "Italian voice". In both roles, Turiddu and Canio, he proves to be an effortless singing singer, one could say almost natural. A reliable and scenically generous singer. After the long aria di Canio "Dress up your jacket", performed in a completely convincing way, with splendid sounds in the high register and wonderful treble, triggered a huge applause and long calls from the "bravo" in the audience, which almost took over the show . "


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"Aida" in southern Bohemia, after half a century of waiting


"Paolo Lardizzone as Radames was discovered by Pilsen's DJKT, where he performed in the premiere of" Aida "and, shortly thereafter, fascinated the audience in the role of Turiddu and Canio, rendered with the utmost verism. Paolo Lardizzone is a wonderful tenor pushed suggestive southern colors, with a bright, resonant "head voice" and with extreme security and mastery of the treble. [...] "


                                                                                                                                                                               JIŘÍ FUCHS , Opera + 09.05.2015



Verismo in the manner of Plzen - "Cavalleria rusticana" and "Pagliacci"


"Tonight he was invited in the main role of Cavalleria rusticana, to replace the indisposed Rafael Alvarez, the tenor the Italian Paolo Lardizzone. It was a pleasant surprise. The role suits him fully, he can count on a strong sound and healthy. The high notes are beautiful, resonant, full of colors. It was a very good performance, we do not have such a tenor at home, but I would also like to add that it seems more than unlikely that such a well-equipped singer will not have the chance to succeed in the current major opera environment. "


                                                                                                                                                                        Harmonie Online - January 28, 2015



Plzeň: "Cavalleria rusticana" and "Pagliacci"


"[...] Personally, I appreciated the fact that, day after day, Paolo Lardizzone managed to perfectly face and manage different roles, proving to be extremely reliable and always giving high-level performances. As on the occasion of this second première where, even after the his unexpected appearance as Turiddu and an entire week full of commitments, he seemed "full of energy" and in top form. I really wonder how he can do it. [...]


[...] this year, 2015, once again it is Paolo Lardizzone to excel as Turiddu, with a performance that simply leaves you breathless and open-mouthed. Therefore, with my mouth still open, I say that I don't often see similar performances in the Czech sphere. "


                                                                                                                                                                           JIŘÍ FUCHS , Opera + 26.01.2015



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