IL POSTINO (THE POSTMAN)
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.
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
Conductor: James Lowe
Director: Lawrence Edelson
Scenic Designer: Caite Hevner
Costume Designer: Martin T. Lopez
Lighting Designer: Josh Epstein
The Spa Little Theater
21 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866