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Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in new articles, The Voice Box | 0 comments

Operagasmic Production of the Week!

Operagasmic Production of the Week!

 

by Christie Connolley

I love to arrive early to the opera.  For one, I want to sit down and see what everyone else is wearing…. the gowns, the sequins, THE SHOES!  Once that is done, I delve into the program!  I want to read the ‘who’s who, all of the singers bios, and the miniature reproductions of their glossy 8 X 10′s (which I usually go back to during intermission and estimate how many years agothat photo was taken), the director’s notes, the conductor’s notes!  It is one of the best parts of going to the opera!  So let Operagasm get you ready with the down low on new and exciting upcoming productions.

The Operagasmic Production of the Week is Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Don Giovanni!

Bad boys finish last.

He’s selfish. He’s arrogant. He’s dangerous. With a list of conquests longer than a phonebook, Don Giovanni travels the world, snaring princesses and peasant girls alike. Literally thousands succumb.

This time, his victim is the virtuous Donna Anna. And when her father tries to save her, the Don murders him. But the lecherous killer has finally gone too far —and his victims want revenge. Dark comedy blends seamlessly with biting social commentary in a rip-roaring story that tantalizes with its ambiguities. Sir Andrew Davis is on the podium as famed director Robert Falls and a sparkling cast open the season with Mozart’s masterpiece —which George Bernard Shaw called “the greatest opera ever written.”

Tickets and more information: http://www.lyricopera.org/giovanni/

Don Giovanni - Mariusz Kwiecien Don Giovanni
Mariusz Kwiecien
Don Giovanni - Marina Rebeka Donna Anna
Marina Rebeka
Don Giovanni - Ana Maria Martinez Donna Elvira
Ana María Martínez
Don Giovanni - Kyle Ketelsen Leporello
Kyle Ketelsen
Don Giovanni - Chuchman Zerlina
Andriana Chuchman† †
Don Giovanni - Antonio Poli Don Ottavio
Antonio Poli
Don Giovanni - Sumuel Michael Masetto
Michael Sumuel*
Don Giovanni - Silvestrelli Commendatore
Andrea Silvestrelli
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
Robert Falls Director
Robert Falls
Walt Spangler Set Designer
Walt Spangler*
Ana Kuzmanic Costume Designer
Ana Kuzmanic*
Duane Schuler Lighting Designer
Duane Schuler
Michael Black Chorus Master
Michael Black

 

 

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