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Andrés Casillas
as King Phillip II of Spain in Verdi's Don Carlo

Posted on: May 13, 2020

(L-R) Andrés Casillas and Ferruccio Furlanetto as King Phillip II of Spain in Verdi's Don Carlo 
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Name:  Andrés Casillas
Grade: 6

Opera Activities
:  Andres has participated in all the LA Opera Connects programs: Opera Camp, Zarzuela Project, and singing with Zarzuela Project he performed in the annual Community Opera at the Cathedral. Andrés loves Opera Camp and performing as Little Joe in Brundibár was a highlight for him. 
 
Opera Character:  King Philip II from the opera Don Carlo because he loved the opera, loves Verdi, and was captivated by Ferruccio Furlanetto in the role of King Philip II--even at his young age, he recognized the pathos as Furlanetto sang Ella giammai m' amò.
 
Opera Future: Opera singer, an opera and film composer, and opera set designer.

DON CARLO IMAGE CREDIT: CORY WEAVER