'Marina.' A Spanish Romantic Opera by Emilio Arrieta

'Marina.' A Spanish Romantic Opera by Emilio Arrieta

Award-winning tenor Javier Bernardo of Chicago Lyric Opera stars in Emilio Arrieta's 1887 opera Marina staged by Teatro Lirico of DC.

Javier Bernardo owns the lead with powerhouse singing. In steamy duets with Bernardo, Hassler creates some palpable sexual tension. With Bernardo’s crooning, how can Kondja put off instead of putting out?

—Katy Walsh, Chicago Now, 2011

Set in a Mediterranean fishing village, the composer's grand tale of true love between an orphan girl and a ship's captain much delayed by misunderstanding, was famously reworked from Arrieta's own shorter 1855 zarzuela to become one of the most beloved bel canto works of the canon. Sung in Spanish, with English supertitles, Marina also features baritone Jose Sacin, soprano Callie Schlegel and the chorus. Peruvian tenor Bernardo has been dubbed a "powerhouse" singer by Chicago Now, and won a pair of prestigious awards in 2012, including one from the Bel Canto Foundation.

Buy tickets online: $40 (General admission), $25 (Seniors), $23 (Students).

  • Performing arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 6, 2013
  • 08:00 pm


Casa Italiana, 595 1/2 3rd St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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