Since February 2011
Freelance artist in classic and entertainment
October 2008 until January 2011: Vienna
Vienna University “Acting for singers”
September 2007 to June 2008: Vienna
Prayner Conservatory, Vienna;
2007: New beginning
Changing to a lower voice category: “Bass-baritone”. Since January 2007 with Maestro Bruno Pola (Singing technique and role preparation)
Riccardo Di Francesco took a pause for reflection, to rethink his whole plan to become a Singer.
1997 until 2003: Florence
Studies in Florence with Professor Gennaro Sica (Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Luigi Cherubini”) in the voice type “Tenor”. To this day, Riccardo Di Francesco regularly works together with Professor Gianni Fabbrini – first and foremost in the field “role and character study”.
1996: the premiére
The operatic fire was lit. A role in “Rigoletto” by G. Verdi at the “Festspielhaus Bregenz” meant love from the very first note, and from now on the goal was the Italian opera.
1986 – 1996: the basic
In this period Riccardo Di Francesco achieved a well founded musicality, together with stage experience, in more than 1000 performances. Six CDs of light music were produced during these years.