Just triumphed at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires with its unparalleled Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore see Donizetti, character that the Spanish singer Simon Orfila will bring the Thèâtre Royale de La Monnaie in Brussels in September in a production of Damiano Michieletto in what will be his debut in the Belgian capital.
Vocally formed by the great Alfredo Kraus, Orfila participate in five functions from 8 September at the Belgian Coliseum marking the return of the popular Donizettian opera to La Monnaie after 30 years of absence in a co-production with the Teatro Comunale de Bologna and Real de Madrid. The montage bears the signature of the Italian regista Damiano Michieletto, one of the most sought-after stage directors in the world of opera, a proposal that transfers the action to a Mediterranean beach and is fully topical. The Theater Orchestra will be directed by Thomas Rösner and the cast includes the tenor Dmitry Korchak (Nemorino) and the soprano olga Peretyatko (Adina).
Simón Orfila has played the role of Dulcamara in his native Menorca, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, at the International House of Music in Moscow and at the Colón in Buenos Aires. Critics have highlighted his "clear diction and voice projection combined with scenic ease" (The nation). After his Belgian debut, the bass-baritone will return to Spain to participate in another opera by Donizetti, Lucia of Lammermoor, at the Barcelona Liceu.