Being fully established on its seventh year, in 2019 Opera (e)Studio will also open the Ópera de Tenerife season. More and more singers are now showing an interest in joining this initiative. The artists, who were selected at international auditions held in Bologna, Tbilisi, Madrid and Tenerife, will spend nearly two months on the Island where they will work intensely on musical and stage aspects to produce this year’s title L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti, part of the opera season held at Auditorio de Tenerife. This is a coproduction of Ópera de Tenerife, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre.

Opera (e)Studio is a model for young opera artists who finish their higher education and wish to start their professional careers. This Ópera de Tenerife project has been recognised by the European Union, which is funding this year through its Creative Europe scheme. Giulio Zappa as the artistic and musical director of the project; Pablo Maritano as the stage director plus a wide range of professionals including Italian soprano Mariella Devia, will prepare the ten singers selected in all those issues needed to deliver a good opera performance according to the current European canon: musical and stage techniques, style, diction, body language, the theatrical nature of the role, the historical context of the composition, drama, studying the libretto, etc. Their training will finally lead to the performance of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Ópera de Tenerife Choir.

 

 Participantes 2019

Maria Rita Combattelli / Adina

Maria Rita Combattelli / Adina

Soprano

[Italy]

Beatriz de Sousa / Adina

Beatriz de Sousa / Adina

Soprano

[Portugal]

Klodjan Kaҫani / Nemorino

Klodjan Kaҫani / Nemorino

Tenor

[Albania]

César Arrieta /  Nemorino

César Arrieta / Nemorino

Tenor

[Venezuela]

Alberto Bonifazio / Belcore

Alberto Bonifazio / Belcore

Baritone

[Italy]

Jacobo Ochoa Piedrahita / Belcore

Jacobo Ochoa Piedrahita / Belcore

Baritone

[Colombia]

Givi Gigineishvili / Dulcamara

Givi Gigineishvili / Dulcamara

Bass

[Georgia]

Matteo Andrea Mollica/ Dulcamara

Matteo Andrea Mollica/ Dulcamara

Bass

[Italy]

Sofía Esparza / Giannetta

Sofía Esparza / Giannetta

Soprano

[Spain]

Leonora Tess / Giannetta

Leonora Tess / Giannetta

Soprano

[Italy]

 

 Production: L’elisir d’amore

Melodramma giocoso in two acts, L’elisir d’amore is an opera buffa with music by Gaetano Donizetti and libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribe’s text Le philtre for Daniel Auber’s opera, which was premiered on 12 May 1832 at Teatro delle Canobbiana in Milan.  

L’elisir d’amore is Donizetti’s most famous comic opera thanks to such unforgettable melodies as ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ and a lively plot in which the love affair of beautiful Adina and gullible Nemorino is possible thanks to the unlikely help of charlatan Dulcamara.

The stage director, Pablo Maritano, has taken care of the stage design of a production that will transport us to the golden age of cinema. A fantasy world through different late 1920s film sets.

 

Creative Team

Opera (e)Studio Artistic Director: Giulio Zappa

Musical Director: Antonio Méndez

Stage Director: Pablo Maritano

Stage Designer: Serena Rocco

Costume Designer: Lorena Marin

Lighting Designer: Virginio Levrio

Choir Conductor: Carmen Cruz

           

Musical Director Assistant: Sandhya Nagaraja

Répétiteur: Hana Lee

Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife

Choir: Coro de Ópera de Tenerife  

           

Cast

Cast A

Adina: María Rita Combatelli

Nemorino: Klodjan Kaҫani

Belcore: Alberto Bonifazio

Dottore Dulcamara: Givi Gigineishvili

Giannetta: Sofía Esparza

           

Cast B

Adina: Beatriz de Sousa

Nemorino: César Arrieta

Belcore: Jacobo Ochoa Piedrahita

Dottore Dulcamara: Matteo Andrea Mollica

Giannetta: Leonora Tess

 

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