by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte • English Translation by Wystan Hugh Auden & Chester Kallman
Arguably, this is the greatest opera ever written. There is human tragedy alongside great comedy--and that music! And there’s so much to mine dramatically with rich, complicated characters, each with their agendas and schemes, propelling us to the inevitable outcome.
Our production is set in 1961, Rome. This is a time when the world was on the cusp of great upheaval. Italy was recovered from WWII, the British invasion was yet to arrive and the conventions of society were just beginning to be questioned, the tumultuous sixties were still ahead. My hope is that we have presented a story that has more shades of grey than black and white; few are truly good or truly evil. Giovanni’s fate is set but perhaps we can ponder his journey, seeing our own foibles and mistakes in his acts.
Thursday-Saturday | April 28 - 30, 2016
Great Hall in The Soraya
7pm with curtain up at 7:30 except Sunday. On Sunday, doors open at 1:30pm with curtain up at 2pm
Ticketed seating -- No Late Seating