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