Annalisa Stroppa returns to Spain with “The d'Hoffmann tales”

Annalisa Stroppa

One of the most established Italian singers on the international lyrical circuit, mezzosoprano Annalisa Stroppa, returns to Palma this June to bid farewell to the season of Teatre Principal in the Mallorcan capital. He will do it with the papers of La Musa, Nicklausse y Voice from the Grave, from Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann on his return to the French repertoire, in which he has achieved recent successes such as the inauguration of the season of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo with Carmen, Bizet, whose title role has also played before the Majorcan public.

Stroppa afirma hear "delighted” to get into the skin of the Nicklausse student, earthly appearance of the muse of poetry, who tries to guide, redirect and make reality see the lovesick Hoffmann. “I love playing male characters from time to time”, comments the mezzo-soprano: “it is a challenge that amuses me and excites me; As a mezzo-soprano I have played various roles in transvestite, like Orpheus, Cherub, Hansel, Romeo, Siebel, Stefano or Ascanio. I already know Nicklausse, because I was lucky enough to debut it two seasons ago at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He is a character who has a special weight in this exciting opera both on stage and vocally. In addition, in Palma some scenes that are usually cut will be recovered”.

Stroppa made his debut in Palma in “a delicate moment”, he comments, “exactly in March 2020, before the pandemic paralyzed the world. Esa Carmen It was the last production that I sang before living that difficult moment for humanity in which so many people died, especially in my land., Brescia (in northern Italy), which was initially the epicenter of the disease in Europe. The memory of the wonderful reception from the Majorcan public helped me get over it., so I have a huge desire to meet again with that passionate audience with a role so different from that of two years ago and in a land as beautiful as that of the Balearic Islands; singing in Spain is always a great joy: i love your audience, to its fantastic theaters, food, the people and the beautiful landscapes”, concludes. The production of The Tales of Hoffmann (8, 10 Y 12 of June) It has stage direction by Vincent Huguet and musical direction by Chinese teacher Yi-Chen Lin..

Annalisa Stroppa concentrates a large part of her career in the bel canto repertoire (Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini) and in that of French romanticism, but in his next commitments he opens himself to the first Verdi and his Preziosilla (The force of Destiny at the Verdi Festival in Parma) and she will also play her first Laura in La Gioconda, of Ponchielli, in Verona. All this before the important debut with Léonor de Guzmán, the star of to Favorites at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, the most important competition in the world dedicated to the Italian composer.