G. Rossini:

  • Guillaume Tell (Arnold)
  • Stabat Mater
  • Petit Messe Solennelle

V. Bellini:

  • La Sonnambula (Elvino)
  • I Puritani (Arturo)
  • I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tebaldo)

G. Donizetti:

  • Anna Bolena (Percy)
  • Belisario (Alamiro)
  • L'Elisir d'Amore (Nemorino)
  • Maria Stuarda (Leicester)
  • Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
  • La Favorita (Fernando)
  • La Favorite (Fernand)
  • La Fille du régiment (Tonio)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (Gennaro)
  • Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
  • Roberto Devereux (Roberto)

J. Massenet:

  • Werther (Werther)
  • Thais (Nicias)
  • Manon (Chevalier des Grieux)

G. Verdi:

  • Rigoletto (Il Duca di Mantova)
  • Macbeth (Macduff)
  • Il Trovatore (Manrico)
  • La Traviata (Alfredo)
  • Un ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
  • Requiem

G. Puccini:

  • Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio)
  • La Bohème (Rodolfo)

J. Offenbach:

  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Hoffmann)

L. Delibes:

  • Lakmé (Gérald)

G. Bizet:

  • Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Nadir)

R. Leoncavallo:

  • Pagliacci (Arlecchino)

H. Berlioz:

  • La Damnation de Faust (Faust)

C. Gounod:

  • Roméo et Juliette (Roméo)

A. Thomas:

  • Hamlet (Laërte)

Welcome to Celso Albelo's official website

As an exponent of such genuine romantic bel canto, he is one of the most in demand tenors at the world's leading theatres. He has sung more than 30 operatic and zarzuela characters, as well as a wide range of oratorios and symphonies, a repertoire that he is expanding by incorporating various roles such as the Verdi characters Alfredo (La Traviata), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Duca (Rigoletto), Macduff (Macbeth), and Manrico (Il Trovatore), as well as Chevalier Des Grieux (Manon, by Massenet), Hoffmann (Les Contes d'Hoffmann, by Offenbach), and Rodolfo (La Bohème, by Puccini).  


Born in Santa Cruz in Tenerife, he trained in the conservatoire in his home town and at the Escuela Superior de Canto Reina Sofía in Madrid before being accepted at the Busseto Academy (Italy), where he perfected his art with Carlo Bergonzi. His international career has taken him to the most prestigious opera houses in the world, from the New York Metropolitan to La Scala in Milan, as well as the Vienna Staatsoper, the Berlin Deutsche Oper, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Royal Opera House in London, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Paris Opéra National, the Neapolitan Teatro San Carlo, the Fenice in Venice and the Massimo in Palermo, among many others in Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, China, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Monte-Carlo and Chile. He has also sung a large amount of his repertoire in festivals such as the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the Terme di Caracalla Festival in Rome, the Castell de Peralada Festival in Spain, Savonlinna Festival, the London Proms and at Baden-Baden Festspielehaus.  In Spain he is regularly invited to sing in cities such as Bilbao, Santa Cruz in Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canary, A Coruña, Seville, Oviedo, Valencia and Mahón. Currently he has more than 25 roles in his repertoire, especially from operas by Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini and Verdi. In Japan he was awarded the Ongakunotomo magazine prize and also the Guangzhou Opera in Canton (China) has named him Honorary Artistic Consultant alongside artists such as Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

He has given recitals and concerts in the most prestigious auditoria in Spain, Japan, USA, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and England and he has collaborated with conductors such as Pappano, Mehta, Harding, Oren, Zedda, Santi, Frühbeck de Burgos, Rizzi, Pidò and Frizza.

He has been awarded the 2008 Ópera Actual Prize, the Oscar della Lirica at the International Opera Awards at the Arena di Verona (in 2010 and 2012), the Teatro Campoamor Opera Prize for Best Newcomer (2010) and Best Singer of the Season (2012), the Giuseppe Lugo Prize in Italy (2013), the Codalario Magazine Prize (2014) and the Taburiente Award (2017). In 2013 he was decorated with the Canary Island Golden Medal by the Island Government, in 2015 he was named Sabandeño de Oro and in 2016 Favourite Son by the La Laguna Council (Canary Islands). 


Celso Albelo opens the Oviedo Opera season with his first Des Grieux in Manon


The Spanish tenor debuts the role of Chevalier Des Greux in his return to the Oviedo Opera this September, at the beginning of an intense season in which he will debut at the Ópera Nacional de Chile with Don Pasquale and will sing his first Hoffmann in Liège and his first Rodolfo from La Bohème in Venice.

-Celso Albelo continues to expand ...

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October 2023

Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
Municipal de Santiago / Ópera Nacional de Chile
5, 10, 12, 14 / 10 / 2023


November 2023

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Hoffmann)
Opéra Royal de Wallonie - Liège
19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 / 11 / 2023