Don Giovanni Lincoln Center Summer Festival with Budapest Festival Orchestra
August 17, 19-20
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
This year Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center brings back to New York a fascinating production of opera Don Giovanni. The performance will take place at the Rose Theater at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall.
“A lively, giocoso take on the opera…provocative.” – Opera News
“Compelling and innovative.” – NPR
The provocative staged concert of Mozart’s opera returns by popular demand, featuring the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Christopher Maltman, Laura Aikin, and Lucy Crowe.
“I have seldom seen this climactic moment staged to such haunting effect,” wrote the New York Times’s Anthony Tommasini about Don Giovanni’s descent into hell as staged by the “immensely gifted” conductor Iván Fischer (NPR). First performed to sold-out houses at Mostly Mozart in 2011, this provocative staged concert of Mozart’s opera overflows with musical revelations and dramatic innovation. Soprano Laura Aikin reprises her “standout” performance (New York Times) as the suffering Donna Anna and baritone Christopher Maltman is the titular playboy, dragged to his fiery fate in the unforgettable finale.
Mozart wrote this opera to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte which was based on the legend about Don Juan, a philanderer and seducer. Premiered at the National Theater of Bohemia in Prague in 1787, it was billed by Mozart himself as opera buffa. However, this particular rendition of the story is much more a tragedy and a learning lesson than a comedy or a melodrama.
This production of Don Giovanni Lincoln Center Summer Festival was co-produced by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, conductor and director
Christopher Maltman, Don Giovanni
Laura Aikin, Donna Anna
Zoltán Megyesi, Don Ottavio
Lucy Crowe, Donna Elvira
José Fardilha, Leporello
Sylvia Schwartz, Zerlina
Kristinn Sigmundsson, Commendatore
Matteo Peirone, Masetto
Pre-performance discussion on Saturday, August 19 at 6:00 pm
Iván Fischer and Jane Moss
Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
With English supertitles
Iván Fischer on Don Giovanni:
Iván Fischer on Don Giovanni | 2017 International Festival:
W.A.Mozart’s Don Giovanni opera with English subtitles. Zurich 2001 production. (1080 HD) Don Giovanni – Rodney Gilfry:
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