ABAO Txiki to Present ‘Cuento de Navidad’

By David Salazar

ABAO Txiki, the Bilbao Opera’s division dedicated to performances for families and children, will present “Cuento de Navidad” on Jan. 3-5 as part of its holiday celebration.

The children’s opera by composer Iñigo Casalí and librettist Pablo Valdés is an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s famed “A Christmas Carol.” It will be directed by José P. Katxua and stars Alfonso García as Ebeneezer Scrooge. Joining him are Itxaso Moriones, Noemí Irisarri, and Idoia Martínez.

Jesús María Echeverría conducts the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and the Chorus of the Ópera Cámara de Navarra.

There will be four shows on Jan 3 and 4 (one at 12 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.). The final performance on Jan. 5 will be at 12 p.m.

Following “Cuento de Navidad,” ABAO Txiki is set to produce the Bilbao premiere of the children’s opera “Itsasaotik.”