– The singer from Tenerife will return to the Principality of Monaco to perform in I Puritani
Celso Albelo will return to Monte Carlo (Monaco) at the beginning of the month to take on the terrifying role – due to its difficulty – of Arturo de I Puritani (Bellini, 3rd and 6th December), an opera in which he sang last summer at the Savonlinna Festival (Finland) alongside the soprano Jessica Pratt and the Madrid Teatro Real Company. This is not the first time the Spanish tenor will be meeting Monacan opera-goers, as he has already performed in Rigoletto (Verdi), La Sonnambula (Bellini) and Guillaume Tell (Rossini) there. With the last opera he travelled, alongside the Monte Carlo opera Company, to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, where he garnered an unforgettable personal triumph. “Singing in Monaco is a pleasure, because the audiences are very affectionate. The opera house, which is joined to the famous casino, es a marvel of theatre architecture, created by the same architect as the Ópera de Paris. But this Puritani, being in concert format, will be performed at the modern Rainier III Auditorium, alongside the Monte Carlo Orchestre Philharmonique,” the singer explains.
Later, Albelo will travel to the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (Italy, 23rd, 27th and 29th December) with his acclaimed Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, and all of this will happen after making his debut in the role of Fernand in La Favorite (Donizetti) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Lieje, Belgium) and before incorporating a new role into his repertoire, that of Le Chevalier des Grieux in Manon (Massenet) in the ABAO-OLBE Bilbao opera season (20th, 23rd, 26th and 29th Janurary 2018).