Opera Atelier Opens 2019-20 Season With ‘Don Giovanni’

By Francisco Salazar
Opera Atelier opens its 2019-20 season with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”
The revival will be the first time the company’ acclaimed production has been remounted for Toronto audiences since its 2011 premiere. “Don Giovanni” is set to star Douglas Williams as Don Giovanni, Colin Ainsworth as Don Ottavio, Gustav Andreassen as the Commendatore, Mireille Asselin as Zerlina, Stephen Hegedus as Leporello, Carla Huhtanen as Donna Elvira, Olivier Laquerre as Masetto, and Meghan Lindsay as Donna Anna.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit our production of this spectacular opera, which has achieved such success in North America, Japan, and South Korea,” Opera Atelier Founding Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski C.M said in a press release. “Mozart wrote ‘Don Giovanni’ as a commedia dell’arte-inspired comedy about a young man who is both irresponsible and amoral. This interpretation follows Mozart’s lead, who called ‘Don Giovanni’ an ‘opera buffa,’ and this is what sets our production apart.”
Performances of “Don Giovanni” are scheduled to be performed from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9, 2019 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.