Don Giovanni

High Notes On This Day
The Roles Birgit Nilsson & Zinka Milanov Shared & Fought Over
Zinka Milanov was born on May 17, 1906. Exactly 12 years later, on May 17, 1918, Birgit Nilsson was born. The two women would go on to markedly different careers, though they both performed at the greatest houses in the world and would perform with many of the same artists, albeit in different operas. Both women were dramatic sopranos, and while their repertoire diverged greatly, there were many points of…
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Skylark Opera To Present Intriguing ‘Don Giovanni’
This summer the Skylark Opera will present Mozart's beloved masterpiece "Don Giovanni." The new production will a site-specific production in collaboration with Angels & Demons Entertainment and will be set during the Prohibition era, circa 1932. The production will feature Don Giovanni as a nefarious owner of the most popular speakeasy in town. The production will take place at the Minneapolis Women's Club and will give audience members an up-close and…
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The Detective Diva – Soprano Marina Rebeka On How She Rigorously Prepares Every Role, Her New Rossini Album & Future Projects
“It’s like having a crime and then trying to justify it and find why it was committed.” That is how soprano Marina Rebeka, currently making her role debut as Donna Elvira at the Metropolitan Opera, approaches every single opera role or artistic endeavor she takes on. The soprano recently spoke with OperaWire regarding her upcoming projects, putting a spotlight on her desire to leave no stone unturned in her passionate…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Don Giovanni: Plácido Domingo Leads Pitch-Perfect Cast in Mozart’s Masterpiece
I am going to be rather forward with you. This analysis of Wednesday’s “Don Giovanni” at the Metropolitan Opera will kick off on a positive note before turning a bit sour in tone. But lo and behold, after that, I am going to return to my boyish enthusiasm for what I experienced at the opening of this revival run. The Major Pro & Its Con So here goes the positive…
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National Marionette Theater Review: Title Character Flashes His Wood in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’
Making your way to an evening at the opera, you pass through Prague’s medieval, cobblestone streets. In the distance, sets the orange, Bohemian sun behind the black silhouette of Prague Castle. Now descending into a cellar, you’ll find yourself in the theater lobby, packing your hands with Czech beer and awaiting the opening notes of the longest running production of "Don Giovanni" you’ve probably never heard of. How much fun…
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Schubert & ‘Don Giovanni’ Headline Most Mozart Festival 2017
The Mostly Mozart Festival is one of the highlights of the summer in New York City, filled with many selections from the great genius. Of course, there is always a nice selection for opera lovers and this year is no different. There will be two concerts that feature choral music. The first of these is “The Singing Heart” on July 25 and 26. Louis Langrée will lead Mostly Mozart Festival…
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Daniele Rustioni To Lead 3 Verdi Operas & Britten’s War Requiem As Part of Opera de Lyon’s 2017-18 Season
Conductor Daniele Rustioni is poised to change things up at the Opera de Lyon in coming seasons. The Italian maestro was presented as the newly minted Music Director of the company at a private reception in New York on Thursday at the Bar Boulud on Broadway. Along with him was Lyon Opera’s own General Director Serge Dorny to reveal the details of the 2017-18 season while providing hints of more…
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Olivier Awards 2017: English National Opera Production Wins Top Opera Award
The prestigious Olivier Awards were handed out on April 9 and while "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" dominated the awards, the opera community had something to celebrate. Mark Wigglesworth, who conducted "Don Giovanni" and "Lulu" at London Coliseum, won the outstanding achievement in opera award beating out Stuart Skelton and Renée Fleming.  Meanwhile, the New Opera Production was awarded to Phillip Glass' "Akhnaten" at the London Coliseum. The production beat out…
High Notes On This Day
4 Luigi Alva Roles You Can’t Miss
Before Juan Diego Flórez stormed on the scene, Peru’s most famous tenor was none other than Luigi Alva. The lyric tenor actually sang a number of the same roles that his compatriot would take on decades later, but his legacy is ultimately far different. Alva, born in Paita on April 10, 1927, served in the Peruvian Navy for some time before turning to his singing. His operatic debut came in…
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‘Don Giovanni’ Goes To The Ballpark At The San Francisco Opera
The San Francisco Opera has announced that it will present Mozart's "Don Giovanni" as part of its Opera at the Ballpark series. The company will simulcast the June 30 performance from the War Memorial Opera House at the AT&T Park which will reach up to 30,000 fellow attendees. Audience members will get to enjoy food while watching the opera and will also get a chance to choose between watching the…