The legendary Don Juan is now "The Big Man on Campus"
Check out these special events leading up to your Date with the Don.
The great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), inspired to action by the upcoming Opera Orlando production of his “Don Giovanni”, visits “The City Beautiful” to discuss the creative process that led to the composition of his greatest opera. Opera Orlando’s Studio Artists will be on hand to assist the Austrian mastermind in his conversation. Free and open to the public
An Audiophile experience (a $90,000 audio system!) that needs to be heard to be believed. Opera Orlando teams up with Hi-End Audio electronics manufacturer Dynamic Sounds Association to survey the golden age of opera on record (that’s on 33⅓ Lp vinyl!) Don Giovanni receives special attention. Free and open to the public
Designated by President George W. Bush as “A Point of Light” for her work in domestic violence and reproductive health, Cathy Robinson Pickett is a nationally and internationally recognized motivational speaker and health educator. Opera Orlando’s choice to set Mozart’s Don Giovanni on a modern day college campus has inspired her to lead a conversation reflecting on the legacy of sexual abuse and violence in the Western world- past and present. Soprano Katerina Phillips will contribute relevant music. Free and open to the public
Opera Orlando continues its tradition of offering a musical introduction to the principals of its main-stage operas. Nationally-renowned artists Gabriel Preisser, Todd Donovan, Janette Zilioli, Chad Johnson, Julia Radosz, Sarah Nordin and Tyler Putnam will sing musical selections from opera, classical music and Broadway and then join the audience for an informal reception. Tickets $15 at the door
You’re invited into the actual space where Stage Director Robert Neu and Conductor Elaine Rinaldi will be working with the cast of Don Giovanni. It is a rare opportunity to view how an opera production is put together. And with the re-setting of this great work in the year 2017, this portal into the creative process promises to be all the more fascinating. Tickets $15 in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 407-512-1900) Tickets available HERE
Slip into the Giovanni “vibe” by sharing a cocktail or two with Opera Orlando’s Studio Artists in downtown Winter Garden. Mozart and his music will be celebrated in an intimate and accessible fashion. Free and open to the public
Stage Director Robert Neu and Conductor Elaine Rinaldi sit down with the audience before the curtain opens on Opera Orlando’s performances of Don Giovanni to share insights about the opera and the process it took to bring this production to the stage. 45 minutes before curtain for ticket holders