Carlo Rizzi
c) Tessa Traeger

British label Opera Rara has announced the appointment of Italian conductor Carlo Rizzi, 58, as Artistic Director to succeed Sir Mark Elder who will be stepping down in September 2019.

Speaking about his work with Opera Rara since 2012, Sir Mark Elder said: “My years as Artistic Director of Opera Rara have been enormously rewarding and I have now decided that it is time to hand on the baton. Bringing so many unknown operas to life has been challenging, but there is certainly an appetite for discovery among artists as much as the public. Opera Rara has an important role to play in that discovery, and I am so happy that my distinguished colleague, Carlo Rizzi, will continue the work of this remarkable organisation.”

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