Purchase College Opera To Mount #MeToo ‘Don Giovanni’

Purchase College Opera is taking a step into the #MeToo movement with an inspired production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

For four days, the university will showcase its students in a production by Jacque Trussel that will focus on how the eponymous character’s actions affect the women around him.

“The subject matter of the opera, womanizing, subjugation, brutality, and general disrespect seemed perfect to highlight present and ongoing women’s issues,” he noted in a press release. “Our students are excited to be a part of what we hope will further emphasize the plight of women everywhere, especially at this particular critical moment in our country’s history.”

The opera will be set in the 1950s with a special emphasis on the inappropriate treatment of women. The sets are designed by all-female students at the college’s Theatre Design / Technology department.

Performances are slated between March 22-25.






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