Celso Albelo, the Spanish tenor from Tenerife, returns to two of the principal opera houses in central Europe this December to see the old year out with two roles from leading operas of the romantic bel canto repertoire: Elvino, in Bellini's La Sonnambula, in the Vienna Staatsoper (8, 12, 16 and 20 December 2012), and Edgardo, from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (27 and 30 December).
After a year crammed with debuts and good news, the most international Spanish tenor's career continues on its unstoppable path. In November he made his debut at the Opéra National de Paris-La Bastille in La Fille du régiment, by Donizetti. The new production of La Sonnambula, with which he made his debut last year at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, should have marked his first appearance at the legendary Vienna Opera House (Staatsoper), but it will now be an anticipated return after he took the lead role for one performance of L'elisir d'amore on 6 September 2012, replacing Rolando Villazón in the Austrian capital. In the performances of La Sonnambula this December, he will be sharing the stage with Sarah Coburn (Adina) and Michele Pertusi (Conde Rodolfo), in a production by Marco Arturo Marelli conducted by Evelino Pidò.
A week after the performances in Vienna, Celso Albelo will go to Berlin to give two performances of Lucia di Lammermoor, this time alongside the soprano Patrizia Ciofi in a Filippo Santjust production, conducted by the Spanish maestro Guillermo García Calvo.
Noteworthy among Celso Albelo's upcoming engagements are his return to Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées) with La Favorite, to the Monte-Carlo Opera House with La Sonnambula and to the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid, with Marina (Arrieta).
Posted: 9 November 2012
by Fidelio Artist (Public Relations)
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