Celso Albelo

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Celso Albelo

Celso Albelo (born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) is a Spanish operatic tenor. He has sung leading roles in many opera houses including Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy); the Royal Opera House (London, United Kingdom), Teatro La Fenice (Venice, Italy).


Born in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, he got his firsts singing lessons from Pilar Castro Palazon, he continued at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in his home town with Isabel García Soto and at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid with Tom Krause and Manuel Cid. He later perfected his training with Carlo Bergonzi at the Busseto Academy.

In 2006, he debuted as Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto (Verdi) in Busseto,[1] singing alongside Leo Nucci. From then on he has been invited to perform by La Scala in Milan (Pagliacci,[2] Don Pasquale), the Fenice in Venice (L’elisir d’amore,[3] Rigoletto[4]), the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Stabat Mater), the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (Guillaume Tell[5]), the Verdi Theatre in Trieste (Don Pasquale, Les pêcheurs de perles, Maria Stuarda), the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa (Don Pasquale), the Comunale Theatre in Bologna (I Puritani), the Verdi Theatre in Salerno (Lucia di Lammermoor, I Puritani), the Lirico in Cagliari (Falstaff, L’elisir d’amore), the Terme of Caracalla in Rome (Rigoletto), the Massimo Bellini Theatre in Catania (Maria Stuarda), the Teatro Real in Madrid (Rigoletto), the Alfredo Kraus Opera Festival in Las Palmas, Canary Islands (La Sonnambula,[6] L’elisir d’amore), the Campoamor in Oviedo, the La Coruña Opera Festival (Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, I Puritani,[7] La Fille du régiment[8]), the Castell de Peralada International Music Festival (Don Pasquale), Zurich Opera House (Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Gianni Schicchi, Maria Stuarda), the Savonlinna Opera Festival (I Puritani), the Baden-Baden Festival (La Sonnambula in concert format), Tokyo Opera House (Lakmé), Montecarlo Opera (Rigoletto) and Hamburg Opera House (L’elisir d’amore). Recently he has sung at the Royal Opera House in London (La Sonnambula[9]), at Opéra National in Paris (La fille du régiment [10]), at the Wiener Staatsoper (L'elisir d'amore, La sonnambula) and at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Lucia di LammerMundo Clásico</ref>) at the Metropolitan opera in Maria Stuada


Celso Albelo has been awarded the Opera Actual Prize 2008, the Opera Oscar bestowed by the Arena di Verona Foundation (2010-2012) and the Teatro Campoamor National Prize for Opera 2010-2012. He has been awarded the Medalla de Oro de Canarias 2013, the Giuseppe Lugo Award 2013 in Italy, the Premio Codalario in 2014 and the Premio Taburiente in 2017.


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