The 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’s Commandant is killed by Don Giovanni when he enters Commandant’s 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 – Ottavio, Donna Anna and Elvira – 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.
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-Ève Scarfone
Chœur de l’Opéra de Montréal
Production : Boston Lyric Opera + Glimmerglass Opera
Dates and Time: November 12, 15, 17 and 19, 2016 at 7.30 pm
Venue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
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