Jessica Pratt & Xabier Anduaga Lead Bilbao Opera’s ‘I Puritani’

By Francisco Salazar

The ABAO Bilbao Opera is set to open its 71st season with Bellini’s “I Puritani.”

The production, which is set to run between Oct. 15 and 24 for four performances, will feature an all-star headed by Jessica Pratt and Xabier Anduaga. Andrzej Filończyk, Manuel Fuentes, Alejandro López, Josu Cabrero, and Laura Vila round out the cast.

Giacomo Sagripanti is set to conduct the production by Emilio Sagi, which has been performed at the Teatro Real.

Pratt has performed the role of Elvira on numerous occasions including the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and is set to perform the role at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysée in a concert performance. Anduaga recently performed the opera at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli in a concert performance.