Special events leading up to your Date with the Don

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“bmoc” is, of course, "The Big Man on Campus." That’s what Opera Orlando is calling Don Giovanni (Don Juan) for our March performances of Mozart’s magnum opus.

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With the following events, our goal is to assure that Central Florida is fully-prepared to experience all of what will appear on the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater on March 24th and 25th at 7:30pm and March 26th at 2pm, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.

March 4 at 1:30pmMozart presents his “Don Giovanni” (w/ Opera Orlando's Studio Artists) - Orlando Museum of Art (2416 N Mills Ave)

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

March 5 at 2pm - Opera on Record: 1950-1980 - Orlando Fringe Festival (812 E. Rollins St, Suite 300)

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 Associates 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 publi

March 8 at 7pm - "Don Giovanni Scandal: 2017" hosted by Cathy Robinson Pickett - Timucua White House (2000 S. Summerlin Ave)

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 Katrina Phillips will contribute relevant music. Free and open to the public

March 11 at 7:30pm - Meet the Stars of Don Giovanni, Timucua White House -

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

March 13 at 7pm -Behind the Curtain: Open Rehearsal for Don Giovanni - Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Ave)

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 ( ; 407-512-1900)

March 17 at 7pmMusic and Martinis and Mozart - Pilars Martini Bar (146 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL)

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

March 24, 25, and 26 - Pre-Performance Presentation

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

Additional information regarding these events and Opera Orlando’s upcoming performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is available at , by emailing  or by telephone at 407-512-1900.