– The Spanish tenor will perform in L’elisir d’amore once again at the Venice opera house
After a string of triumphs both at the Barcelona Liceu (Doña Francisquita) and at the Teatro Real in Madrid (Il pirata) as well as at Oviedo Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor), in February Celso Albelo will return to the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice to sing in five performances of one of the operas that has made the Canary Island tenor famous throughout the world: Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Albelo, renowned as one of the greatest exponents of Romantic bel-canto repertoire, has taken the role of Nemorino, the lead male in L’elisir, on numerous occasions in cities such as Madrid, Palermo, Modena, Vienna, Bilbao, A Coruña and Las Palmas in Grand Canary. “I especially identify with the simplicity of the character,” the singer from Tenerife affirms, “a country man who falls in love and is too brazen and candid, but in the end achieves his goal, all because of his big heart.” Furthermore, the Donizetti opera contains a very tempting treat for the tenor which is always an incentive: “The aria ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ is a beauty, and a true pleasure to sing, almost always creating a magical moment in the theatre. It is one of those pieces which help to create intimate and almost instantaneous communication with the audience.”
Albelo will perform in the first cast of the Donizetti opera on the 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd and 25th February, in a production by Bepi Morassi, conducted by Jader Bignamini. On the 20th February, as the carnival period will have started, La Fenice offers the possibility of enhancing the performance experience with a cocktail and a DJ set at the opera house’s Sale Apollinee.