Celso Albelo returns to Les Arts in Valencia as Duke of Mantua in "Rigoletto"

Celso Albelo

Tenerife tenor Celso Albelo, the most important Spanish performers of his rope and his generation, back in May at Palau de Les Arts in Valencia with an opera she has sung many times around the world, Rigoletto, de Giuseppe Verdi. Albelo returns to the Coliseum Turia transformed now the libertine Duke of Mantua, who he is responsible for one of the popular literature of all operatic arias and most emblematic, "La donna e mobile". "The truth is that it is a fascinating character”, says the tenor, "A man who mix political power with a kind of personal tyranny which makes it a fairly morally despicable. Anyway it is clear that you are interested Gilda, who, deceived, He gives his life for him, but most likely the Duke wants it only for a couple of nights. I doubt that theirs is love ".

In recent seasons Celso Albelo has taken the character verdiano scenarios such as the Wiener Staatsoper, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Comunale Bologna, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Opera Oviedo, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa or the Festival d'Orange chorégies, in France. The Spanish tenor will perform the work in Valencia on 11, 14, 17, 19 Y 22 May next to Rigoletto Leo Nucci alternating with Vladimir Stoyanov and under the direction of Roberto Abbado. It will do after Riccardo Percy in Donizetti's Anna Bolena at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Belgium) and before performing Rossini's Stabat Mater in Paris and exhume the opera Il Paria in London, title to be released in album. Later he reprises the role of the Duke of Mantua on a tour of Japan with the company Teatro Comunale Bologna.

Photo: Celso Albelo © Joan Thomas / Fidelio Artist