– The Spanish tenor will sing his first Verdi Requiem and make his debut as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera in Naples
Giuseppe Verdi operas mark a turning point in the career of any opera singer, which is what the acclaimed Spanish tenor Celso Albelo is experiencing, as in January and February he will add two new Verdi titles to his repertoire. On the 19th and 20th January he will perform Verdi´s Messa da Requiem for the first time at the Canary Islands International Music Festival (first in the Adán Martin auditorium in Tenerife and the following day at the Alfredo Kraus auditorium in Las Palmas, Grand Canary). He will then travel to the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (Italy) where he will make his debut in the role of Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera between the 23rd and the 28th February.
With the tenor part in the Requiem and the lead role in Un ballo in maschera – which is complex from both a musical and a dramatic point of view –, Albelo continues to broaden his repertoire, applying to it all the elegance and virtuosity that his bel-canto singing is known for. These new titles are added to the three other Verdi operas which he has previously sung: Falstaff –from the beginning of his career–, Rigoletto and, later, La Traviata. The roles of the Duke of Mantua and Alfredo from the last two operas have brought huge success to Celso Albelo´s career.