Il Postino

Il Postino

Mario is the personal postman to exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Through his daily deliveries, Mario discovers his voice in poetry. Using this newfound passion, he finds love and ignites the imagination of the tiny Italian village he calls home.

Written by celebrated Mexican-American composer Daniel Catán, Il Postino is a Spanish-language masterwork based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name. This new Crystal Manich production stars David Lomelí and Daniel Montenegro in their COT debuts, with Ivan Lopez-Reynoso making his American operatic debut at the podium.

Available for: 72 hours

Duration: 150 minutes with one 20-minute intermission

Language: Spanish, with English subtitles

Season Sponsors: Julie & Roger Baskes; Nancy Dehmlow

Production Sponsor: Gael Neeson & Stefan Edlis; Virginia Tobiason; Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Supported by: Illinois Arts Council Agency

For more info: cot.org/season/postino

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  • Il Postino

    Mario is the personal postman to exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Through his daily deliveries, Mario discovers his voice in poetry. Using this newfound passion, he finds love and ignites the imagination of the tiny Italian village he calls home.

    Written by celebrated Mexican-American composer ...