|Riccardo Fioratti (Photo on right by Roberto Recanatesi)|
Fioratti studied organ and opera at the Conservatorio di Musica “Francesco Venezze” in Rovigo and Conservatorio "G. Frescobaldi" in Ferrara. He continued his studies with the great Rossini tenor William Matteuzzi and attended the L.T.L. Opera Studio in Pisa, where he performed the Narrator in Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera under the direction of Nathalie Marin. He also studied at the Rossini Academy under the artistic direction of Alberto Zedda, performing in the composer's comedy Il Viaggio a Reims.
Shizuka Salvemini and Riccardo Fioratti perform Shostakovich's Suite Michelangelo, op. 145:
Additional roles have included Tagliaferro in Piccinni's La Cecchina at the Malatestian Music Festival in Rimini, Shostakovich's Michelangelo's Sonnets in a production by the theater group City of Ebla, Don Magnifico in Rossini's La Cenerentola at Tenerife Opera and the protagonist Brundibar by Hans Krasa with the Sucre National Theater in Quito.