Celso Albelo

Celso Albelo will return earlier this month at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo (Monaco) to interpret the fearsome character-for difficult-Arthur I Puritani (Bellini, 3 Y 6 from December), She sang the title last summer at the Savonlinna Festival (Finland) with soprano Jessica Pratt and company Teatro Real in Madrid. The Spanish tenor reconnects with the public the principality before which has interpreted Rigoletto (Verdi), La Sonnambula (Bellini) and Guillaume Tell (Rossini). The latter traveled title, by the Monegasque company, Parisian Théâtre des Champs-Élysées getting an unforgettable personal triumph. "Singing in Monaco is a pleasure, because the public is very affectionate. Room, which is attached to the famous Casino, It is a marvel of theater architecture, created by the same architect as the famous Paris Opera. But these Puritani, to be in concert, It will be in the modern Rainier III Auditorium and the Orchester Philharmonique with Monte-Carlo », says the singer.

Celso Albelo will travel later to the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (Italy, 23, 27 Y 29 from December) with his acclaimed Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, all this after debuting the role of Fernand de La Favorite (Donizetti) in the Royal Opera Wallonia (Liege, Belgium) and before adding a new character to his repertoire, el del Chevalier des Grieux in Manon (Massenet) in Bilbao season ABAO-OLBE (20, 23, 26 Y 29 of January of 2018).

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Ricardo Frizza

Although the repertoire Riccardo Frizza It is as broad as eclectic, It is true that the world is known especially for its teaching in the field of bel canto and the entire Italian opera production. And after reviewing Norma, Bellini, en la Lyric Opera de Chicago, Rigoletto, from Verdi, at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Y Lucia of Lammermoor, from Donizetti, he Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italian master returns Bellini with I puritani, one of the peaks of romantic bel canto style, this time in the Bela Bartók National Concert Hall Budapest, in Hungary.

The teacher will Frizza commanded the Kolozsvár Opera Choir, the Pannon Philharmonic and a cast headed by Australian soprano consecrated Jessica Pratt, one of the most prominent defenders of style, and the rising Italian tenor Francesco Demuro, Both protagonists of a production firm Csaba Némedi. There will be two performances on 18 Y 21 of May.

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The next 4 of July will arrive on the stage of the Royal Theater I puritani, last opera by the Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), of which will be offered 10 functions until the day 24 of July, in a co-production of the Teatro Real and the Municipal Theater of Santiago de Chile with stage direction of Emilio Sagi and musical of the Italian master Evelino pido.

I puritani marked the debut of Bellini in Paris, where it was released in 1835 at the Théâtre-Italien with a resounding public success. In it are the best ingredients of the Italian melodrama of romanticism: historical drama, love, jealousy, political intrigue, madness ... built on a score in which the orchestration is richer than in previous works by the composer, but where he does not renounce sublime melodies, heroic hymns and arias and duets of difficult coloratura.

Bellini carefully balances lyrical effusiveness and dramatic needs, composes arias and duets of devilish coloratura, that in the functions that we will see at the Royal Theater will be faced, in the lead roles, by the tenors Javier Camarena Y Celso Albelo (Lord Arturo Talbo), las sopranos Diana Damrau Y Venera Gimadieva (Lady Elvira Valton), baritones Ludovic Tezier, George Petean Y Damiano Salerno (Sir Riccardo Forth) the short ones Nicolas Tested Y Roberto Tagliavini (Sir George), mezzosoprano Annalisa Stroppa and soprano Cassandre Berthon (Henrietta). With them, he Choir and the Titulares Orchestra of the Royal Theater.

Emilio Sagi, head of stage direction, in this production he moves away from a realistic version of the libretto to focus on the abstract world of daydreaming and feelings. In this dream world, portrayed in black and white, dotted with surreal elements, it will be the voices that convey the dramatic reality through melodies that convey more than words. To Sagi, the score I puritani it's crystal clear, romantic, sublimates emotions and is full of sensuality, for that reason it strips the space of all realism and focuses it on music and voices.

As on other occasions, Emilio Sagi has had some of his regular collaborators, which the Real public has always received with great enthusiasm in productions such as Le nozze di Figaro, The Barber of Seville O Luisa Fernanda, among other. Daniel Bianco takes over the scenery, Peppispoo (Pepa Ojanguren) designs the costumes and Eduardo Bravo directs the delicate lighting in this co-production signed by the Teatro Real and the Municipal Theater of Santiago de Chile, where at its premiere in May 2014, received numerous accolades.

Representations I puritani will coincide with the celebration of the Week Opera Theater Royal, that will take place between 11 and the 17 July and what, between scheduled events, will broadcast on the screen installed on its facade the function of the day 14. This broadcast can also be followed live in some of the most important cultural spaces in Spain such as the Prado Museum, he Reina Sofia Museum, he Niemeyer center Aviles, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum Y The Alhambra of Granada, among others. further, the audiovisual platform of the Teatro Real, stage Digital, will offer representation in streaming, for free, for all those who cannot approach the Plaza de Oriente.