Riccardo Iannello is participating in Pacific Opera Victoria's 2012 Resident Artist Program and makes his POV mainstage debut as Le Remendado in Carmen.
Toronto native Riccardo Iannello is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Music, specializing in Vocal performance. Further studies brought him to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he also obtained a Master's Degree in Voice. His operatic credits include Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, Léon in Thomas Pasatieri's Signor Deluso, Tito in La Clemenza di Tito, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Don José in The Tragedy of Carmen at the Banff Centre, Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring, Count Almaviva in the Canadian Opera Company's Xstrata Ensemble school tour of The Barber of Seville, Lord Cecil in Roberto Devereux with Opéra de Montréal, Schmidt in Werther with Opéra de Montréal as well as Second Jew in Salome, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Riccardo is a current young artist at l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal. His roles for the 2011-12 season include Ruiz in Il Trovatore with Opéra de Montréal as well as his debut in the role of Le Remendado in Carmen with Pacific Opera Victoria. During the summer of 2011 he participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute in Virginia. Riccardo Iannello is a member of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association, ACTRA Toronto, and the American Federation of Musicians.