Lusty Misadventures of Don Juan to be Presented in New Britain, Hartford, and New London
Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM – Trinity-On-Main, New Britain
Sunday, May 7, 7:30 PM – Belding Theater, Bushnell, Hartford
Friday, May 12 7:30 PM – Garde Arts Center, New London
Sunday, June 4 4:00 PM – Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center (Tickets >>>)
Adrian Sylveen, Artistic Director, Conductor
Giorgio Lalov, Stage Director
Chorus master, Dara Blackstone
Connecticut Lyric Opera to Stage Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Collaboration with Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra
Lusty Misadventures of Don Juan to be Presented in New Britain, Hartford, New London, and Middletown
Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered to be one of the greatest operatic works in the classical repertoire, will receive a gripping production by Connecticut Lyric Opera (CLO) in partnership with the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra. Under the music direction of Maestro Adrian Sylveen and stage direction of Giorgio Lalov, this lusty Don Juan story will tour the state with performances at three locations in central and southeast Connecticut. Don Giovanni will be a professional production featuring singers who have been seen at The Met, European opera houses, and beyond.
Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi present Mozart’s epic opera of seduction and savagery! Don Giovanni is a charming libertine with a scandalous reputation to match. His already-length list of conquests is getting longer until he tries to force himself on an unsuspecting Donna Anna. Will the legendary Don Juan repent, or will he blaze a path to his own destruction in a single day? Don Giovanni features Mozart’s stunning lyricism, genius recitative, and unforgettable arias, all accompanied by the most opera-seasoned orchestra of the state, the accomplished Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. In addition to artists who have performed at The Met and other major opera centers, the audience will be introduced to exciting discoveries from Virtuosi’s Greve Opera Academy program in Italy.
The cast features Robert Garner as Don Giovanni, Nathan Resika as Leporello, Josaphat Contreras as Don Ottavio, Jurate Svedaite as Donna Anna, Rebecca Almeida as Donna Elvira, Steven Fredericks as Commendatore, Jeremy Griffin as Masetto, and Stephanie Foster as Zerlina. The production will be under the music direction of Maestro Adrian Sylveen, stage direction by Giorgio Lalov of Teatro Lirico d’Europa, and Dara Blackstone acts as chorus master.
The opera will be performed in Italian with English super titles. Don Giovanni is sponsored by the American Savings Foundation, the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts, CT Humanities, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Tomz Corporation, Community Foundation of New Britain, Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Trinity-on-Main, Carpineto Grandi Vini de Toscano, New Britain Herald, Bodenwein & Loomis Palmer Funds – Bank of America, Hoffman Fund, Moore Foundation, Parker Fund, and Sloper Fund.