one of the most versatile artists of the Netherlands
Opus 46 (2017-2019)

Caruso a Cuba

Opera after the novel ‘Como un mensajero tuyo’ by Mayra Montero (1998)
Adapted by Micha Hamel

Aida, young Cuban woman – Soprano
Enrico Caruso, famous opera singer  – Tenor
Calazán, Aida’s godfather and Santeria priest (Babalawo)– Bass-baritone
Mother of Aida   – Mezzosoprano
Cook/Woman   – Mezzosoprano
Adolfo Bracale, impresario/Reporter/Participant in the ritual   – Baritone
Bruno Zirato, Caruso’s manager and assistant       – Baritone
Arturo Cidre/Intruder/Tata/Dark figure/Participant in the ritual        – Bass

2221–2211–3 perc, arpa, mand, 2 keyboards, pianola –

Duration: 105′

Commissioned by Pierre Audi and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam for the Opera Forward Festival. Première: 3th of march 2019.