Small picture of Donizetti

 

 

 

Donizetti's Poliuto

Bilbao, February 2008

 

  The photographs are copyright ABAO and E. Moreno Esquibel and Foto Julian and are provided courtesy of ABAO (Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera).

 Cast and production

Poliuto - Francisco Casanova

Paolina - Fiorenza Cedolins

Severo - Vladimir Stoyanov

Callistene - Giovanni Battista Parodi

Nearco - Maurizio Pace

Felice - Mikeldi Atxalandabaso

  

Director de Musical - Fabrizio Carminati

Director de Escena - Ignacio García

Director del Coro  - Boris Dujin

 

The opera house at Bibao is to be congratulated on taking the risk to mount a full production of a rare opera, such as Poliuto, a risk that was rewarded by full houses.  The setting of the opera was moved from Armenia to somewhere in the Middle East and the action brought close to the present day with Fascist oppressors in place of the Romans.  The singing of Fiorenza Cedolins and Vladimir Stoyanov, in particular, drew much praise.

 

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© 2008 E.M.Esquibel/ABAO

 

© 2008 E.M.Esquibel/ABAO

 

© 2008 E.M.Esquibel/ABAO

 

 

© 2008 Foto Julian/ABAO

 

© 2008 E.M.Esquibel/ABAO

 

© 2008 E.M.Esquibel/ABAO

 

 

 

Page initially published in  2008