Saturday 23 October, the 70th Season of ABAO Bilbao Opera with many proposals, cultural activities, social programs, and an artistic program that grows with six new titles and a permanent commitment to the highest quality in its entire scope of action..
After having to stop and reschedule part of the artistic activity during the pandemic, and have reinvented itself with new proposals such as the successful ABAO on Stage program, ABAO Bilbao Opera continues to work at all times with the illusion, the effort and the same goal as always: spread culture and opera, and presents the season 2021-2022 on a scenario of optimism and hope in the gradual return of the greatest possible normality.
The 70th season proposes an ambitious program, exciting, varied, full of premieres and of the highest artistic quality.
The new season includes eight titles, four of them in double program, plus a concert that adds two new titles, with the figure of the woman as the backbone. All the operas and artistic proposals rescue the female protagonists of the story. Women who allow us to reflect on the human condition, the passions, the wishes, and the emotions that move and empower them, or destroy them.
Nine composers: Offenbach, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Mozart, Poulenc, Zemlinsky, Rossini, Verdi Y Puccini bring to the Bilbao scene operas from the Italian repertoires, French and German. The operas The Tales of Hoffmann, Cavalleria Rusticana Y Pagliacci in double program and Madama Butterfly, combined with the Bilbao premieres of La clemenza di Tito, Alzira, which closes the Tutto Verdi project, the double program of Human voice Y A Florentine tragedy, and the concert also double of Giovanna D'Arco Y Stabat Mater at the Arriaga Theater.
A new season in which ten singers make their debut, three stage directors and three musical directors leading the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Basque National Orchestra, Verum Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Sinfonietta Orchestra and Bilbao Opera Choir, which directed by Boris Dujin, deals with the choral part of the season.
ABAO continues to show off its fame as an institution of great voices and brings to the scene outstanding performers who triumph in the main opera houses of the world such as Michael Fabiano, Jessica Pratt, elena Zhidkova, Jorge de León, Ekaterina Semenchuck, Ambrogio Maestri, Daniela Barcellona, Ainhoa Arteta, Angela Meade, Sergio Escobar or Juan Jesús Rodríguez, among others.