Sara Bañeras, Julián Henoa to Headline Teatro Julio Mario Santo Domingo’s ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’

By David Salazar

The Teatro Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia is set to present Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” starting on Oct. 26, 2022.

The showcase, which is presented in co-production with Ópera de Colombia, will feature performances on the 26th, 28th, and 30th of October. It will be conducted by Manuel López-Gómez and directed by Sergio Cabrera. This is the first opera production by the famed Colombian filmmaker behind such works as “La Estrategia del caracol” and “Aguilas no cazan moscas.”

The opera will star tenor Julián Henoa, soprano Sara Bañeras, soprano Alejandra Ballestas, baritone Gianni Giuga, and bass Hyalmar Mitrotti. Luis Díaz Herodier will conduct.

This production will follow the company’s celebration of World Opera Day which will include the streaming of four opera productions including “Aida,” “Tosca,” “Il Trovatore,” and “Gianni Schicchi.”