ABAO Bilbao Opera

THE STAGE PAROLA, CONCERT TRIBUTE TO IÑAKI AZKUNA PREMIERE THIS WEEK IN VIRTUAL STAGE #ABAOenCasa

Leo Nucci's beloved concert “La parola scenica”, held in January 2014 in honor of the longed-for mayor of Bilbao Iñaki Azkuna, premieres this week on the virtual stage #ABAOenCasa. The charismatic Italian baritone, accompanied by the Italian Chamber Opera, He offered this recital in which he brought us closer to the most universal Italian musician, interpreting the great themes that have shaped his career.. In that incomparable setting, an excited Iñaki Azkuna received the highest ABAO honor distinction awarded to him in 2012 in recognition of his support for opera and involvement and commitment to the Tutto Verdi project.

ABAO INFORMA

#ABAOencasa PROGRAM

Of the 25 May to 7 of June

PREMIERES

OPERA FOR THE MEMORY

Monday 25 of May

ABAO MOMENTS. Part III

Unforgettable moments in the Association's operatic history. Videos of an approximate duration of 80 minutes, with the best scenes of essential operas:

Pagliacci. (Ruggero Leoncavallo)

Roberto Devereux. (Gaetano Donizetti)

La Sonnambula. (Vincenzo Bellini)

Manon Lescaut. (Giacomo Puccini)

Wednesday 27 of May

ABAO MOMENTS. Part IV

Unforgettable moments in the Association's operatic history. Videos of an approximate duration of 80 minutes, with the best scenes of essential operas:

The Barber of Seville. (Gioachino Rossini)

Lucrezia Borgia. (Gaetano Donizetti)

Cinderella. (Gioachino Rossini)

Don Giovanni. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Saturday 30 of May

CONCERT “LA PAROLA ESCÉNICA” TRIBUTE TO IÑAKI AZKUNA - Leo Nucci

Represented in ABAO on 17 January of 2014

Leo Nucci (Baritone), Italian Chamber Opera Ensemble

The charismatic Italian baritone Leo Nucci starred in this recital paying tribute to the longed-for mayor of Bilbao, Iñaki Azkuna. Under the title "La parola scenica", Nucci brought us closer to the most universal Italian musician performing the great themes that have shaped his successful career..

ABAO MOMENTS. Part V

Unforgettable moments in the Association's operatic history. Videos of an approximate duration of 80 minutes, with the best scenes of essential operas:

Don Pasquale. (Gaetano Donizetti)

Manon. (Jules Massenet)

Semiramide. (Gioachino Rossini)

Concert “Delirium”

ABAO TXIKI

Tuesday 26 of May

ALTARPIECE OF MAESE PERDRO (Manuel de Falla)

Represented in March 2009

Manipulators: Gabriel Ferrigno, Abel González Melo, Carlos Montes, Álvaro Ortega Beltrán, Luis Rodriguez, Blond Migue, Oscar Ruiz, Michelangelo Saura, , Claudio Vegal, José Luis Villegas Padilla

Singers: Olatz Saitua , Marc Canturri, Xavier Moreno

clavecinista: Ivan Martin

musicians: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Academy

Director musical: Josep Vicent

Stage direction: Enrique Lanz

Production: ABAO-OLBE, the Liceu Theater, Royal Theatre, the Teatro de la Maestranza, Opera Oviedo, the Calderón Theater in Valladolid and the Compañía Etcétera

IN POSTER:

OPERA FOR THE MEMORY

Until Tuesday 26 of May

BBVA FOUNDATION MOMENTS. part II

Fragments of operas from different ABAO seasons sponsored by the BBVA Foundation. The following fragments are included in this part:

Rule, Act I,”Norma comes…Seditious voices, war voices…Casta Diva…”Ah! nice to me back”

Rule, Act II, “Mira or Norma… And, to the extreme hours”

Salome, Act I, “Final scene”

Concert “Delirium”, Hamlet, “And now listen to my song…pale and blonde”

Until Sunday 7 of June

ABAO MOMENTS. part I

Unforgettable moments in the Association's operatic history. Videos of an approximate duration of 80 minutes, with the best scenes of essential operas:

Krol Roger. (Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz)

Maria Stuarda. (Gaetano Donizetti)

Adriana Lecouvreur. (Francisco Cilea)

I Puritani. (Vincenzo Bellini)

ABAO MOMENTS. part II

Unforgettable moments in the Association's operatic history. Videos of an approximate duration of 80 minutes, with the best scenes of essential operas:

Turandot. (Giacomo Puccini)

Werther. (Jules Massenet)

Madama Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini)

Cavalleria Rusticana. (Pietro Mascagni)

ABAO TXIKI

Until Sunday 31 of May

THE ARAB PRINCESS (Idea and adaptation by Anna-Sophie Brüning about music Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga)

Represented in March 2013

Marta Zubieta, Manuel de Diego, Maria Lacunza, Erkuden Eceolaza, Love Ozkoidi, Eugenio Hamuraru, Imanol Espinazo

Director musical: Carlos Aragon

Stage direction: Pablo Ramos

Production: ABAO Bilbao Opera, Chamber Opera of Navarra

CONFERENCES

  • Until Sunday 31 of May. Opera heart. Conference of the cultural reference in the United Kingdom, managing director of the English National Opera and the Bavarian State Opera, Sir Peter Jonas
  • Until Sunday 7 of June. Opera heart. Lecture of the esteemed lyrical soprano, Roberta Alexander
Michael Fabiano

American tenor Michael Fabiano sing "Le Chevalier des Grieux" in the ópera Manon by Jules Massenet climbing on stage next 20 from January, in the 66 Opera Season in Bilbao ABAO-OLBE. "The most exciting tenor voice of the opera" according to the magazine Opera News, It has among its upcoming engagements performances in the most important opera houses in the world. This same month of January will act as the "Duca di Mantova" in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House in London that will be broadcast live on 16; in March, "Rodolfo" in La Bohème at the Met in New York; in April will be "Corrado" Il Corsaro at Les Arts in Valencia and a recital at the Frankfurt Opera; "Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood" in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met again in May; again it will play the role of "Duca di Mantova" Rigoletto this time at the Los Angeles Opera in June, and in July "Edgardo di Ravenswood" in a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Sydney Opera House.

Michael Fabiano, what debut in ABAO-OLBE in 2011 with the role of "Edgardo di Ravenswood" in Lucia di Lammermoor next to Diana Damrau, It has been unanimously acclaimed by international critics and qualified in the Sunday Times as "Lensky in Eugene Onegin that has captivated audiences in Covent Garden 40 years", in the New York Times as "one of the most exciting and sought-after singers in the world", in Vanity Fair as "the leader of the opera tenor New York" or on the prestigious Opera Pro magazine as one of the seven most promising young tenors s. XXI.

Last season participated in Rigoletto and La Bohème at the Royal Opera in London; Manon at the Opera San Francisco with the same role as singing in Bilbao; Carmen in Aix en Provence; La Traviata and La Bohème at the Met in New York, as well as recitals and concerts in Venice, New York, London, Los Angeles or Dallas, among other actions. Fabiano replaces the originally planned Celso Albelo, who has canceled its commitment to ABAO-OLBE because of "a serious family matter" as the singer himself announced to the Association.

Celso Albelo

After finishing the year with his acclaimed Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (23, 27 Y 29 from December) next to two references in the main character as they are Carlos Alvarez Y Leo Nucci, the consecrated tenor canary Celso Albelo will return in January (20, 23, 26 Y 29) the season of the Bilbao Association of Friends of the Opera (ABAO-OLBE), this time to add a new role to his already extensive repertoire: he Chevalier Des Grieux in Manon ópera, from Jules Massenet, with Russian soprano Irina Lungu in the title role.

In this way, and from the Italian bel canto, Albelo continues to deepen in the French repertoire, "A journey through romantic characters that are due to the French language, aspect involves a different musical development of Italian. Trying to decipher it is a challenge, porque aunque mantiene muchos puntos en común con el canto italiano, también poseen grandes diferencias. Encontrar la llave de este tipo de fraseo exige madurez. La orquesta es más pesada y el tratamiento armónico es mucho más rico porque va describiendo los estados de ánimo de los personajes, algo muy presente en Massenet”. In the last seasons, Celso Albelo ha ido ampliando su paleta de personajes al repertorio francés con títulos como Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet, Ópera de Salerno), Guillaume Tell (Rossini, Opéra de Monte-Carlo y Théâtre des Champs Élysées de París), Werther (Massenet, Teatro Municipal de Bolonia), Thaïs (Massenet, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona) o La favorite (Donizetti, Opéra Royale de Wallonie), a los que se unirán en este mismo curso Roméo et Juliette (Gounod, con la compañía del Liceu barcelonés en el Teatro Calderón de Valladolid) y La damnation de Faust (Berlioz, The Palace of Arts in Valencia).

Regarding the character who debuted in January at ABAO-OLBE, for the Chevalier des Grieux Albelo is "the quintessential romantic, Manon who loves above all and forgive whatever. For her resignation even asus principles ".