Pittsburgh Opera To Open With ‘Don Giovanni’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Cory Weaver)
The Pittsburgh Opera is set to kick off its 81st season with a film noir take on Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”
The production, set to be conducted by Antony Walker, will be directed by Kristine McIntyre, which was first seen at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Inspired by the film noir, the production uses black and white costumes and sets to tell the story. With some exceptions, Mcintrye’s productions intend on creating an eery, dark feeling to the piece.
The production is set to star Craig Verm in the title role, Rachelle Durkin as Donna Anna, Kang Wang as Don Ottavio, Brian Kontes as the Commendatore, Corrie Stallings asDonna Elvira, Musa Ngqungwana as Leporello, Tyler Zimmerman as Masetto, and Antonia Botti-Lodovico as Zerlina.
The production will open on Oct. 12 and runs through the 20, 2019.