IL POSTINO (THE POSTMAN)

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Music by Daniel Catán
Libretto by Daniel Catán

Based on the novel by Antonio Skármeta and the film by Michael Radford

Sung in Spanish with English Supertitles

Originally Comissioned by Los Angeles Opera
©2010 by Associated Music Publishers Inc.(BMI) New York, NY. Used by Permission.

Do you know how powerful your words can be?

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. 


PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 10,  2016 at 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm


CAST AND CREATIVE

  Richard Troxell  Pablo Neruda

Richard Troxell
Pablo Neruda

  Emily Spencer  Dona Rosa

Emily Spencer
Dona Rosa

  Joseph Leppek  The Priest

Joseph Leppek
The Priest

  Daniel Montenegro  Mario Ruoppolo

Daniel Montenegro
Mario Ruoppolo

  Brian Major  Giorgio

Brian Major
Giorgio

  James Lowe  Conductor

James Lowe
Conductor

  Sandra López  Matilde Neruda

Sandra López
Matilde Neruda

  Jonathan Rohr  Di Cosimo

Jonathan Rohr
Di Cosimo

  Lawrence Edelson  Director

Lawrence Edelson
Director

  Cecilia Violetta López  Beatrice Russo

Cecilia Violetta López
Beatrice Russo

  Martin Bakari  Mario's Father

Martin Bakari
Mario's Father


PRODUCTION TEAM

Conductor: James Lowe
Director: Lawrence Edelson
Scenic Designer: Caite Hevner
Costume Designer: Martin T. Lopez
Lighting Designer: Josh Epstein
 


 

PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Spa Little Theater
21 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866