Resounding success of tenor Celso Albelo in Bilbao with “L’Elisir d’Amore”


Tenor Celso Albelo has been acclaimed both by the critics and the audience for his performance as Nemorino in Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore”. The four performances staged by Bilbao’s Palacio Euskalduna have really been a triumph for the tenor, who was making his debut in Bilbao within the framework of the ABAO.
“…Celso Albelo is a promising young man with an already established career, and the role of Nemorino fits him like a glove. His ‘Furtiva lagrima’ was shiny and moving, and he sang it graciously, paying special attention to the spoken passage….” (Diario Vasco –EMECE)
One of the highlights was the encore of the aria “Una furtiva lagrima” in the last performance after the audience’s standing ovation. He already did this with the same opera at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice.