He studied singing in Verona with M° Danilo Cestari, after that he took masterclasses with the famous tenor Carlo Bergonzi at the “Accademia Verdiana” in Busseto.
Being gifted with a solid and refined vocal technique, a smooth vocality and a clear crystal timbre as a typical italian tenor, Cristian Ricci knows how to face and cover a vast repertory. His phrasing is being expressed by a rich variety of niceties and his interpretation skills are excellent.
These main caracteristics of the tenor Cristian Ricci allowed him since the beginning of his career to perform in prestigious circles and in theatrical productions and concerts of great reputation, like:
Don Pasquale - G. Donizetti (2000, Teatro Coccia, Novara) under the direction of Enzo Dara, La Traviata - G. Verdi (2001, Teatro G. Verdi, Busseto) under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli and under the conducter Placido Domingo, Salvo D’Acquisto - A. Fortunato (2002, Teatro Massimo, Palermo), Don Pasquale - G. Donizetti (2002 Teatro G. Verdi, Sassari), La Bohème - G. Puccini (2004, Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza), Cherubin - J. Massenet (2007, Teatro Lirico, Cagliari), Messa di Requiem - G. Verdi (2007, Trieste).
From 2008 on he focused his career on international concerts by being an acclaimed and popular performer of operatic recitals, such as in New York, Washington D.C. Seoul, Istanbul, Cologne, Rome, Milan and Wien.
2012 - He debut with the Shanghai Philarmonic Orchestra (SHOAC - Shanghai Oriental Art Center).
2013 - He debut in Nabucco of G.Verdi (Ismaele) for the centenary festival of Arena of Verona.
Cristian Ricci is the creator and artistic director of the international singing competition “G.Martinelli-A.Pertile” in Montagnana and there he leads also the “Laboratorio Lirico del Veneto”, a vocal academy of high improvement for young artists.