Daniel Catán



November 8 8:00 PM
November 10 2:30 PM
November 12 7:30 PM


November 16 8:00 PM
November 17 2:00 PM


November 22 8:00 PM
November 24 2:30 PM

If the world’s most famous love poet could help you express yourself to the one you love, you’d never be either at a loss for words, or love, again… Based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film Il Postino (The Postman) a hapless mailman has Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda to help him do just that. A new take on a timeless theme, our first “From Screen to Stage” series presentation, and your best chance to fall head-over-heels with what makes an opera classic.

Sung in Spanish with English Supertitles

listen to the music here

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.

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Cast & Crew

Adam Turner, conductor
Crystal Manich, director

Daniel Montenegro, Mario Ruoppolo
Raúl Melo, Pablo Neruda
Danielle Talamantes, Beatrice
Inna Dukach, Matilde Neruda
Dana Beth Miller, Donna Rosa
Brett Bode, Giorgio
Efraín Solís, Di Cosimo
Miguel Girona, Mario’s Father
Louis Riva, Priest/Thug #2
Dylan Elza, Thug #1
Andrew Simpson, Thug #3
David D. Lee, Thug #4
Zachary Mills, Pablito
Rafael Collazo, Actor