On July 15 & 19, Santiago Ballerini makes his greatly anticipated title role debut in Donizetti’s Poliuto with Teatro Nuovo. Marking his eighth Donizetti role – Mr. Ballerini has sung the prolific composer’s music the most throughout his career. Poliuto is based on the tragedy “Polyeucte” by French playwright Pierre Corneille and features a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. The opera is notable for its dramatic storyline and beautiful music.
Jakob Lehmann conducts the Teatro Nuovo Orchestra and Chorus and a top-notch cast, including Chelsea Lehnea as Paolina, Ricardo José Rivera as Severo, Hans Tashjian as Callistene, Krishna Raman as Felice, Robert Kleinertz as Nearco, James Danner as A Christian, and Louise Floyd as Another Christian.