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08/25/12 – Don Giovanni – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes including one intermission
In Italian

 

Mozart’s bold, beguiling blend of comedy and drama tells the tale of a proud, predatory nobleman and the women who are drawn to him. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts a cast of exciting young singers led by Lucas Meachem, whose baritone is “sweet, dark-grained and supple, and insinuating enough to make any woman give at the knees” (Santa Fe New Mexican). The enticing cast also features Ellie Dehn, who mixes “a stunning voice” with “real dramatic authority” (Opera News); Serena Farnocchia, who is “nothing short of spectacular” (Toronto Star); Kate Lindsey, “a powerhouse Zerlina” (Dallas Morning News); and Shawn Mathey, who “brings a bright, virile sound and sunny good looks to every role he plays” (Opera News). Noted Italian film and theater director Gabriele Lavia makes his San Francisco Opera directorial debut.

Cast/Crew

DON GIOVANNI – LUCAS MEACHEM
DONNA ANNA – ELLIE DEHN
DONNA ELVIRA – SERENA FARNOCCHIA *
LEPORELLO – MARCO VINCO *
DON OTTAVIO – SHAWN MATHEY *
ZERLINA – KATE LINDSEY *
MASETTO – RYAN KUSTER
THE COMMENDATORE – MORRIS ROBINSON

CONDUCTOR – NICOLA LUISOTTI
DIRECTOR – GABRIELE LAVIA *
SET DESIGNER – ALESSANDRO CAMERA *
COSTUME DESIGNER – ANDREA VIOTTI *
CHORUS DIRECTOR – IAN ROBERTSON

* SAN FRANCISCO OPERA DEBUT

Recorded Fall 2011, War Memorial Opera House.

Photos by Cory Weaver

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