Opera de Montreal Presents Don Giovanni

don-giovanni-previewThe 37th season of Opéra de Montréal continues with Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  Regarded as one of Mozart’s strongest operas and one of the greatest of all time.  The lyrics and the music come together in some kind of magical way not often heard. Plus the music pushes forward the story.  The kicker is that the opera presents to us the renowned Don Juan in a palatable combination of drama and comedy.

 

This production fixes the story to the 1940s and 50s.  It is directed by David Lefkowich.  One of the most recognized mythical figures in theatre and literature, Don Juan really motivated those interested in personal freedom.  It is a tale that inspires while entertaining.

 

The city‚Äôs Commandant is killed by Don Giovanni when he enters Commandant‚Äôs home and assaults his daughter, Donna Anna.¬† Aided by his servant Leporello, Don Giovanni attempts to elude the woman he has left (Elvira) and the peasant he attempts to bed, Zerlina. At a party Donna Anna recognizes Don Giovanni as the man who killed her father. She turns to Ottavio to aid her in her search for vengeance. Suddenly three masked people appear ‚Äď Ottavio, Donna Anna and Elvira ‚Äď and let the games begin!

 

The opera also signals the beginning of young Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza as the head of the Orchestre Métropolitain. He is a rising star.

 

Cast

 

Don Giovanni                                                          Gordon Bintner

The Commendatore                                             Alain Coulombe

Donna Anna                                                                   Emily Dorn

Don Ottavio                                                      Jean-Michel Richer

Donna Elvira                                                                 Layla Claire

Leporello                                                                 Daniel Okulitch

Masetto                                                               Stephan Hegedus

Zerlina                                                                  Hélène Guilmette

 

Conductor                                                              Jordan de Souza

Stage Director                                                        David Lefkowich

Sets                                                                         Donald Eastman

Costumes                                                         Dominique Guindon

Lighting                                        Anne-Catherine Simard-Deraspe

Chorus Master                                                      Claude Webster

Rehearsal Pianist¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Marie-√ąve Scarfone

 

Orchestre Métropolitain

ChŇďur de l‚ÄôOp√©ra de Montr√©al

Production : Boston Lyric Opera + Glimmerglass Opera

 

Additional Information:

Dates and Time:  November 12, 15, 17 and 19, 2016 at 7.30 pm

Venue:  Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts

-Website : www.operademontreal.com

Ticket Purchase:  www.ticketmaster.com

-Ticket Prices:  $56.75, $59.75, $86.25, $91.25, $108.25, $143.25, $153.25

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