Les Arts delves into the most enigmatic Verdi with 'Il Corsaro'

The Rover

Nicola Raab He runs tests scene from the first new production of the season 2017-2018.

Fabio Biondi premiered this opera tenor Michael Fabiano y las sopranos Oksana Diving Y Kristina Mkhitaryan, and baritone Vito Priante.

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia It delves into the work of Giuseppe Verdi more enigmatic with opera 'The Rover', which opens next 28 of March.

Fabio Biondi, director musical, and Nicola Raab, responsible for the staging, They are immersed in the trials of the first new production of the season 2017-2018.

The conductor of the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana this work opens with a cast headed by tenor Michael Fabiano, las sopranos Oksana Dyka y Kristina Mkhitaryan, and baritone Vito Priante.

Fabiano, one of the most sought-after voices of the moment, Corrado plays, the title role, already he debuted in 2014 in Washington, with an excellent reception from critics. New Jersey tenor makes his debut in Valencia with the Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka (Gulnara), to which the Valencian public remembered for his memorable performances of 'Madama Butterfly' and 'Tosca'.

Rounding out the starring cast two emerging voices, which they are also presented for the first time at Les Arts: la soprano rusa Kristina Mkhitaryan (Medora), second prize winner of Operalia 2017, Italian baritone and bass Vito Priante (Are), which already has outstanding works in London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Six years after his successful vision of 'Thaïs', Massenet, in which Placido Domingo in Valencia released its role number 139, Athanaël, Nicola Raab signs its first assembly for Les Arts, It carried out in co-production with the Opera of Monte Carlo.
This time, the 'regista' German has surrounded himself with a creative team of George Souglides (scenery and costumes) y Ran Arthur Braun (fight choreographer and shoot).

Raab's proposal converts the story of 'Il Corsaro' in an internal action that takes place in the protagonist's mind. The staging of his vision materializes in a white stage space, which is transformed through movements, shapes, images, colors and projections in different environments and ideas through which passes the privateer Corrado.

Product of his enthusiasm for Lord Byron, great romantic poet in English, Giuseppe Verdi turn entrusted versified novel 'The Corsair' in its thirteenth opera.

With Francesco Maria Piave como libretista, Busseto composer in the score squeezes the last drops of his romantic heart, that he was already fascinated by social issues.

Released on 25 October 1848 at the Teatro Grande in Trieste, 'Il Corsaro' appears as an opera master details and vigorous strokes, Prophetic displaying details of the masterpieces that encumbrarían the figure of Giuseppe Verdi.

'The Rover' tells the historia de Corrado, privateer Aegean Sea, which sets sail on a secret mission to attack the Turks, leaving his beloved Medora with the worst fears.

And in the city of Corone, Corsairs manage to surprise the Turks burned their ships and raiding the harem of the pasha Seid, in which Corrado saves Gulnara, the favorite slave, died in the flames. But nevertheless, the rapid reaction of the Turks allows them to strike back and seize the invaders, Corrado condemning to death.

But Gulnara consume his revenge, freeing corsaros and ending the life of Seid. Once on the island corsaria, baleful premonitions of Medora lead him to poison. Upon arrival, Corrado barely has time to say goodbye to her and, desperate, It is thrown to the sea. Gulnara falls to the ground shattered.

Les Arts schedule 'Il Corsaro' day 28 March and 1, 5, 8 Y 10 April in the Main Hall.