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In 2018 Opera(e)Studio opens the Ópera de Tenerife season being fully consolidated on its sixth year. More and more singers are showing an interest in taking part in this initiative and the young singers selected at international auditions stay on the Island for nearly two months. In Tenerife they follow intense sessions on musical and stage issues in order to put on an opera in Auditorio de Tenerife’s opera season.

Opera (e)Studio is a programme for young people who have just finished their higher musical education and wish to start their career. This Ópera de Tenerife’s project has been acknowledged by the European Union, which has granted it the largest subsidy available for a programme of this kind. Giulio Zappa, in his capacity of artistic and musical director of the project, Giorgia Guerra as stage manager plus a large team of professionals including musical director Nikolas Nägele and Italian soprano Mariella Devia have trained the thirteen singers selected in all the aspects needed to deal with a good opera performance according to current European standards: musical and stage performance technique, style, direction, body language, theatrical nature of the role, historical context of the composition, dramaturgy, libretto studying, etc. which ends by staging the production of Rossini’s The Italian in Algiers along with Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Ópera de Tenerife Choir.

 

 Participants 2018

Maria Ostroukhova / Isabella

Maria Ostroukhova / Isabella

Mezzo soprano

[Russia]

Miloš Bulajić / Lindoro

Miloš Bulajić / Lindoro

Tenor

[Germany]

Matías Moncada / Mustafá

Matías Moncada / Mustafá

Bass-baritone

[Chile]

Gianni Giuga / Taddeo

Gianni Giuga / Taddeo

Baritone

[Italy]

Francesco Samuele Venuti / Haly

Francesco Samuele Venuti / Haly

Bass-baritone

[Italy]

Inés Lorans Millán / Elvira

Inés Lorans Millán / Elvira

Soprano

[Spain]

Sophie Burns / Zulma

Sophie Burns / Zulma

Mezzo soprano

[Australia]

Vittoria Vimercati / Isabella

Vittoria Vimercati / Isabella

Mezzo soprano

[Italy]

Li Biao / Lindoro

Li Biao / Lindoro

Tenor

[China]

Aleksandr Utkin / Mustafá

Aleksandr Utkin / Mustafá

Bass-baritone

[Russia]

Jorge Eleazar Álvarez / Taddeo

Jorge Eleazar Álvarez / Taddeo

Baritone

[Mexico]

Esteban Baltazar / Haly

Esteban Baltazar / Haly

Bass-baritone

[Mexico]

Anna Kabrera Eliseeva / Elvira

Anna Kabrera Eliseeva / Elvira

Soprano

[Russia]

 

   Production: The Italian in Algiers

Following the Napolitan buffa tradition, The Italian in Algiers is a two-act opera with music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Angelo Anelli. It was very well received by both critics and audience when it was premiered in 1813. The melody is characteristic of Rossini’s style, blending a vibrant sustained energy with original melodies which allow singers to perform arias with spectacular virtuosity.

This comic piece, created when he was just 21, tells the story of Isabella, a resourceful Italian who makes the most of her charm and intelligence to free her boyfriend, Lindoro, who had been made a slave by the king of Algiers. The libretto deals with such universal and contemporary issues as interculturality and gender fights, in a chaotic atmosphere packed with beautiful and complex musical tessituras.

Nikolas Naegele, current Kappelmeister of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, makes his debut in Ópera de Tenerife with The Italian in Algiers. This new co-production with Teatro Comunale di Bologna has Giorgia Guerra as stage manager and takes place in a surrealist 1980s spa in Algiers, coupled with colourful and amusing costumes of the time.

 

Creative Team

Opera (e)Studio Director: Giulio Zappa

Musical Director: Nikolas Maximilian Nägele

Musical Director Assistant: David Miller

Stage Manager: Giorgia Guerra

Stage Manager Assistant: Vittoria Lai

Stage Designer: Monica Bernardi

Costume Designer: Lorena Marin

Lighting Assistant: Elena Marcelli

Tenerife Symphony Orchestra

Tenerife Opera Choir

An Auditorio de Tenerife and Teatro Comunale di Bologna Co-production

 

Cast

CAST A | October 25 and 27

Isabella: Maria Ostroukhova

Lindoro: Milos Bulajic

Mustafá: Matías Moncada Albarrán

Taddeo: Gianni Giuga

Haly: Francesco Samuele Venuti

Elvira: Inés Lorans Millán

Zulma: Sophie Burns

CAST B | October 26 and 28

Isabella: Vittoria Vimercati

Lindoro: Li Biao

Mustafá: Aleksandr Utkin

Taddeo: Jorge Eleazar Alvarez

Haly: Esteban Sebastián Baltazar

Elvira: Anna Kabrera Eliseeva

Zulma: Sophie Burns

 

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