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“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.
This production of Don Giovanni was co-produced by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest.
“A lively, giocoso take on the opera...provocative.”– Opera News
“Compelling and innovative.”– NPR
August 17, 19-20 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
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