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Lucía di Lammermoor, new co-production of Ópera de Tenerife, Teatro Colón and Ópera de Oviedo

The most represented work of Donizetti premieres at the Auditorio de Tenerife in a co-production of the Ópera de Tenerife with the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires and Opera Foundation of Oviedo. This is the second title of the season and will be under the baton of the musical director Christopher Franklin

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The production that will take place from November 20 to 24, will be a journey through the vocal virtuosity and the difficulty of the score composed by Gaetano Donizetti, who introduces us to the vicissitudes and tribulations between the ties of blood and love and in which the Russian soprano Irina Lungu (Lucia), the Tenerife tenor Celso Albelo (Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood), Andrei Kymach (Lord Enrico Ashton), David participate Astorga (Lord Arturo Buklaw), Vittoria Vimercatti (Alisa) and Klodjan Kaçani (Normanno). An indisposition of Mariano Buccino prevents him from being in the first function, so he will be replaced by Gabriele Sagona in the role of Raimondo Bidebent. The music is provided by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in a show that also highlights the presence of the Opera Choir of Tenerife, directed by Carmen Cruz.

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For José Luis Rivero, Insular Director of Culture of the Cabildo “this title is a turning point for Opera de Tenerife, very important because it means a palpable sample of maturity and the level of production and art that we have achieved over the years, the result of the work of a extensive equipment. ” “From Ópera de Tenerife the best operas of the Canary Islands and of the first national level come out and in a very good position at international level”, added the insular manager of Culture, who points out that “Lucía de Lammermoor is an iconic title in the Donizettian repertoire and of a great drama “.

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Irina Lungu, who is in Tenerife for the first time, said that “I am happy to be here debuting at the Auditorium of Tenerife, which is a place with fantastic acoustics and energy where I feel at ease, and which is still a discovery ; I thank the team of opera professionals of Tenerife for the treatment I am receiving. ” On the role he will play next week, he notes that “all soprano should sing this Lucia because it is like the beginning of the song, a basis for everything” and reveals that “this role has two parts: the one written by Donizetti and the cadence of the area that gave the first performers and has reached our day through the tradition “and believes that their favorite moment” is that of madness, where they join the vocal virtuosity with my part as an actress.

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For his part, Celso Albelo recognizes that “it is an honor to return home with the responsibility that implies; I feel especially proud because on the stage of Tenerife we ​​are right now artists who have opened this season in great theaters of the world. Ópera de Tenerife has achieved a lot in a very short time. La Lucía de Lammermoor gives off musical and scenic elegance “and recognizes that her Irina Lungu” has one of the most beautiful voices of the lyric soprano of the moment “.

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The musical director of this production is Christopher Franklin, who is premiered in Tenerife Opera after having directed in the main opera houses of the world. Franklin highlighted the quality of the Tenerife Symphony. “It’s a fantastic orchestra, very virtuous” and about the opera that has been scheduled for next week, he says that “we are tackling one of the most difficult repertoires in the world” and considers that “Donizetti wrote effervescent sounds, which have to do with the lifetime”.

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The stage director, Nicola Berloffa, returns to the front of the Opera of Tenerife after his presence in Die Zauberflöte (2012 and 2018), Cosí fan tutte (2013) and Carmen (2016), to transport us with this Lucía di Lammermoor to the Scotland of the late 1940s, in the postwar period. Berloffa notes that “this title has a very great difficulty for any stage director for being a masterpiece. You have to respect both the libretto and dramaturgy, which can not be changed.

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The costumes, designed by Justin Arienti, who also debuts at the Ópera de Tenerife, will have a parco cut in their lines and a low intensity color range. In this way, it maintains an essence of precariousness in clothing after the world war, but maintaining references to Scottish culture, such as the use of the kilt, the traditional skirt for men.
In the direction of lighting will be Valerio Tiberi, who debuted in Ópera de Tenerife, and which will reflect through the dark clearings the romantic essence of this drama. Tiberio, professor of lighting design at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, has a well-established career in musical and operatic titles.

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Tickets can be purchased in the usual channels of Tenerife Auditorium, at the box office from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., from Monday to Saturday; through the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com or by phone at 902 317 327.

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