Don Giovanni

In Review Stage Reviews
Teatro Regio Di Torino 2017-18 Review: Don Giovanni
The Stone Guest, standing at the back of the stage, offers Don Giovanni his hand and demands that he repent for his dissolute life. Staying true to his nature, Don Giovanni refuses and, amid the flames and screams, is dragged down to Hell, bringing the scene to an end. As usual, many in the audience assume the opera has finished. The libertine has got his just reward, there is no more…
In Review Stage Reviews
Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review: Don Giovanni
So much is Don Juan’s tale the stuff of legend that it lends itself as easily to various interpretations as Greek myths. For every legendary story that encounters many incarnations – be it Tristan and Isolde’s love, Medea’s filicide or Romeo and Juliet – there comes a time when it is not only acceptable, but fascinating to encounter the familiar narrative against a novel backdrop or within a different context.…
Opera For Beginners
Artist Profile: Ezio Pinza’s Legendary Career Sans Music Reading
Italian bass Ezio Pinza, born on May 18, 1892, never learned to read music. But that didn’t stop him from enjoying a massively successful career. The bass grew up in Ravenna and would study in Bologna. He made his Operatic debut in 1914 at Cremona. After four years of Military service during World War I, he made his La Scala debut in 1922 and would see his career flourish under…
News
The Royal Opera & BP Big Screens Celebrate 30th Anniversary With ‘La Bohème’ & ‘Don Giovanni’
The Royal Opera House and BP will celebrate their 30-year partnership this summer with two opera screenings and one ballet. Now in its 30th year, the partnership between BP and the Royal Opera House will present a new production of "Swan Lake" on June 12, 2018 followed by Puccini’s "La Bohème" on June 26, 2018 and Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" on July 12, 2018. Audiences will get exclusive backstage footage, competitions and…
IndieOpera
NY Opera Fest 2018 Preview: Why You Should See Heartbeat Opera’s Timely ‘Don Giovanni’ & ‘Fidelio’ Productions
With the New York Opera Fest 2018 officially underway, OperaWire will be showcasing small previews for each major participant at the festival, as we did during last year’s event. However, we are doing things a bit differently this year and giving the floor directly to each company to speak to you, the reader, directly. Enjoy! Heartbeat Opera has a penchant for doing things differently. Unlike most opera companies, where the…
News
Opera National De Paris 2018-19 Season: Here Is A Look At All The Live In HD Performances
The Opéra National de Paris has announced its cinema season for the 2018-19 season. Here is a look at the works that you can expect to see on the silver screen. Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots (Oct. 4, 2018): The season begins with Meyerbeer's grand opera starring Bryan Hymel, Diana Damrau, Ermonela Jaho, and Nicolas Testé. Michele Mariotti conducts Andreas Kriegenburg's new production. Verdi's Simon Boccanegra (Dec. 13, 2018): Fabio Luisi conducts Calixto Bieto's production…
IndieOpera News
Divaria Productions To Premiere “Don Giovanni in New York” At St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
On May 23, 2018, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral will be the venue where Divaria Productions showcases their new work “Don Giovanni in New York,” which follows the historical events preceding the American premiere of Mozart’s classic work 192 years ago. The work, presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, has an original script that weaves together the memoirs of Lorenzo da Ponte with the letters of…
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Craig Verm To Replace Mariusz Kwiecien In ‘Don Giovanni’ At Dallas Opera
American baritone Craig Verm will take over the run of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Dallas Opera. The company announced that Verm will sing the title role in the final three performances, replacing the originally scheduled Mariusz Kwiecien who was forced to cancel due to illness. Originally scheduled to sing the role of Masetto, Verm will be replaced by bass-baritone André Courville in his Dallas Opera debut. Verm sang the…
High Notes
At The New Generation Festival, Old Meets Young for Captivating Concert
In August, The New Generation Festival will be returning to the gardens of Florence’s Palazzo Corsini following a successful first year. Highlights of this year’s festival will be its staging of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” performed with live orchestration for the first time. Bringing audiences a taste of what the summer will have in store, The New Generation Festival took to New York City for a gala…
Interviews Stage Spotlight
Q & A: Soprano Anush Hovhannisyan On the BBC Cardiff Competition & The New Generation Festival
On April 9, 2018, audiences will gather at London’s Coliseum for the International Opera Awards to honor those who come from across the globe to make opera what it is today. Among them will be Armenia soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, who is coming off a massive success in 2017 when she was among the contestants for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. At the International Opera Awards, she is…