– The Spanish tenor will take the stage at the Teatro Campoamor in Asturias, Spain to close the 72nd Ópera de Oviedo season

January 2020

Considered to be one of the greatest and most acclaimed singers of bel-canto repertoire, the Spanish tenor Celso Albelo will take part in the Ópera de Oviedo season again this January in the outstanding bel-canto opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, by Donizetti.  The performances of this opera will mark the closing of the 72nd opera season at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Spain.  The singer from Tenerife will take the role of Edgardo once again, bringing it to Oviedo where he garnered a huge triumph in 2017 with his Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto. This appearance comes hot on the heels of his highly acclaimed performance of Gualtiero in Il pirata at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

In an interview for the magazine Ópera Actual, Albelo acknowledges that the character he will perform in Oviedo “is one of the great romantic roles” and that he has been called on to sing it on repeated occasions, aiming to describe “love, and also the hate inherited from their families” with his singing. He is referring to the leading roles in the opera, members of two families that have been feuding for generations.  Albelo has also referred to opera-goers in Asturias as “very demanding,” adding that they are also “always supportive and affectionate of singers’ honesty.”

Later, Celso Albelo will travel to the Teatro La Fenice in Venice to take the role of Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, to Monte-Carlo Opera for Bellini’s Il pirata and to the Teatro Regio in Turin to take the lead role in a new production of La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz.