–The Spanish tenor celebrates the Choregies d´Orange Festival´s 150th anniversary and will give two concerts in the Canary Islands after his Japanese tour
The tenor from Tenerife Celso Albelo is preparing to return to the Chorégies d’Orange Festival (France), the oldest opera festival in the world, which will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this summer. He has just returned from his tour of various Japanese cities with the Bologna Teatro Comunale company, singing the role of the Duke in Rigoletto. In Orange, where he has already sung that same Verdi role, the Spanish tenor will be taking on the incredibly demanding role of Arnold in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell (12th July), which is one of the most complex characters the composer conceived for his serious repertoire. Albelo knows the role very well, having sung it before both in Monte-Carlo and Paris.
Immediately after the festival (19th July) he and the Mexican tenor Javier Camarena will give a concert together at the exclusive Costa Adeje golf club in Tenerife, accompanied by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be a true duel between the two most acclaimed light lyric tenors of the moment. Later, on the 27th July, Celso Albelo will give a concert with two other Canary Island tenors, his friends Jorge de León and Francisco Corujo, in a musical evening which has become one of the greatest summer attractions at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The concert is entitled En Amistad (In Friendship) and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra.
Celso Albelo will begin the 2019-20 season in A Coruña in his return to the Galician city´s Friends of the Opera programme. This time he will be giving a recital on the 8th September in which, alongside the pianist Juan Francisco Parra, he will perform repertoire from the record he has recently released, Íntimamente (Sony), before his eagerly awaited debut as Rodolfo de La Bohème at the Muscat Royal Opera House in the Sultanate of Oman in October.