Opera Colorado Presents Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Beginning Tomorrow
Mozart's setting of literature's great ladies man, Don Juan, closes Opera Colorado's 2013 season at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. One of Mozart's most famous operas, Don Giovanni follows the exploits of the suave and promiscuous title character as he seduces and outwits all those he encounters before his past comes back to haunt him. This production of Don Giovanni, reset in 1950s Italy, features a complete cast making its Opera Colorado debut: Christopher Magiera as antihero Don Giovanni, Ellie Dehn as Donna Anna, Melody Moore as Donna Elvira, Matthew Treviño as Leporello, Maria Lindsey as Zerlina, Jonathan Boyd as Don Ottavio, ChristIan Bowers as Masetto, and Richard Wiegold as the Commendatore. Ari Pelto and Kevin Newbury will also be making their conducting and directorial debuts, respectively.
Brad Trexell, Opera Colorado's Director of Artistic Operations, said "We are very fortunate to have assembled an outstanding cast of both experienced and up-and-coming Mozartians for Don Giovanni, and it is just a coincidence that none of them have appeared with Opera Colorado previously. We are looking forward to the magic they will create when they come together in Denver."
Don Giovanni will be presented in four public performances: 7:30 p.m. performances on Saturday, March 30th; Tuesday, April 2nd; and Friday, April 5th; and a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, April 7th. The opera is sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat. Tickets ($160, $110, $75, $50, $20) are available online at OperaColorado.org and by calling Opera Colorado Ticket Services at 303.468.2030.
Pre- and post performance lectures are offered for each presentation of Don Giovanni. One hour prior to each performance, music historian Betsy Schwarm will speak about the opera. Immediately following each performance, General Director Greg Carpenter and Director of Artistic Operations Brad Trexell will host a talk back, taking questions from the audience. Both events take place in the front center section of the orchestra and are free for ticket holders.
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