– The Spanish tenor will take on one of the most difficult roles in the tenor repertoire, after making his debut in the role at the Teatro Real in Madrid

February 2020

In March Celso Albelo will once again take the role of one of the most technically demanding characters from among Italian opera repertoire, that of the protagonist of the opera Il Pirata, by Vincenzo Bellini. The tenor from Tenerife will be returning to Monte-Carlo Opera, for performances in concert format at the Auditorium Rainier III, on the 5th and 8th of March. This will also be the first time that this opera will be produced by the Monacan Company. Albelo made his debut in the role last December at the Teatro Real in Madrid, to great public and critical acclaim. “This is undoubtedly a very difficult role, as are all roles by Bellini,” the singer explains, “but in this opera the composer wanted to construct a character with very defined qualities, which even the legendary tenor Rubini, the tenor who sang the first Gualtiero, had to work on very hard with the composer to be able to achieve everything that Bellini had in mind for the role.
These performances mark Albelo’s return to Monaco, where he has already sung a large amount of his repertoire, including great Romantic bel-canto operas such as I Puritani (Bellini), La Sonnambula (Bellini) and Guillaume Tell (Rossini), as well as other masterpieces such as Rigoletto (Verdi) and Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
Upcoming engagements will take the singer to the Teatro Regio in Turin (La damnation de Faust, Berlioz). ABAO Bilbao Opera (Anna Bolena), the Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Il Pirata, Bellini), Ópera de Las Palmas in Grand Canary and the Arena de Verona Festival (La Traviata, Verdi), as well as the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (La Rondine, Puccini) and the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo (Belisario).