September 23, 2010 | Los Angeles Opera
Il Postino
Composer:Daniel Catán
Librettist:Daniel Catán
Synopsis

When exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda arrives on a tiny Italian island, he receives so much fan mail that Mario is hired as his personal postman. Mario soon becomes Neruda's student, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid. Inspired by Neruda, Mario's poetic voice continues to take wing as he expresses the struggles of his fellow working-class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman is forever a changed man.

The sounds of the Mediterranean come alive in Catán's stunningly beautiful, Puccini-esque score - a story of love in its many forms, set against a backdrop of conflicting political and spiritual ideologies.


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Opera Santa BarbaraIl Postino3/7/2020 - 3/8/2020
Opera SouthwestIl Postino2/2/2020 - 2/9/2020
Virginia OperaIl Postino11/8/2019 - 11/24/2019
Opera SaratogaIl Postino7/7/2016 - 7/16/2016
Los Angeles OperaIl Postino9/9/2010 - 10/15/2010


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
New Works Exploration Grants2011
New Works Sampler 2010
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1988

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:05

Number of Acts
3

Original Cast
Charles Castronovo (MARIO RUOPPOLO)
Plácido Domingo (PABLO NERUDA)
Amanda Squitieri (BEATRICE RUSSO)
Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (MATILDE NERUDA)
Vladimir Chernov (GIORGIO)
Nancy Fabiola-Herrera (DONNA ROSA)
José Adán Pérez (DI COSIMO/ANTONIO'S VOICE)


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