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Apr. 12 2015

05/23/15 – Lyric Opera of Chicago – Don Giovanni – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

    • by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • In Italian with projected English texts
    • Approximate running time: 3hrs, 30 min

     

    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.”

    New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross, the Abbott Fund, Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Gidwitz, and The Negaunee Foundation.


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    Starring

    • Mariusz Kwiecien

      Don Giovanni

      Mariusz Kwiecien

      Mariusz Kwiecień: “His Don is pure, distilled menace….A force of nature, he doesn’t just seduce women, he mesmerizes them.” Los Angeles Times
    • Marina Rebeka

      Donna Anna

      Marina Rebeka

      Marina Rebeka thrilled audiences in Lyric’s La Traviata and her Met debut as Donna Anna was a triumph. “She’s a major star.” Bloomberg News
    • Ana María Martínez

      Donna Elvira

      Ana María Martínez

      As Elvira, Ana María Martínez “showed off her considerable comedic and dramatic abilities…and the fiery brilliance of her singing.” Opera News
    • Kyle Ketelsen

      Leporello

      Kyle Ketelsen

      As the wily Leporello, Kyle Ketelsen (Lyric’s sexy Escamillo in Carmen) combines “a gorgeous voice with wry wit.” Detroit News
    • Antonio Poli

      Don Ottavio

      Antonio Poli

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