Posts Tagged: Giovanni

Don Derecho: The Timeline

I hate that all my recent blog posts have been terse announcements, but it’s been quite the ride. As we sit waiting for electricity to be restored (something that Dominion Power told us will happen any minute now…), I offer this recap. (Photo at left from the Rake music rehearsal taking place in my house
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7/1 GIOVANNI Performance Rescheduled for 7/3

The Wolf Trap Opera Company’s Sunday, July 1 performance of Don Giovanni at The Barns has been cancelled. A replacement performance has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm. (Preshow talk at 6pm) If you are a ticketholder for the Sunday, July 1 performance, your ticket will be honored on Tuesday, July
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Don Giovanni Casting Update

Making opera at WTOC is a continual dance between process and product. The same could be said of life in any opera company, but here it’s more central than most other places. We focus on the process because our mission is to develop and promote the skills and artistry of our young professional singers. We
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Kicking off this season’s Little Lunch Music series: Craig Irvin (left) and Ryan Kuster (right), delivering a two-man version of Leporello’s Catalogue Aria. (Which, I believe, should always be delivered as a spontaneous duet. From now on.) Lunch Music is a weekly offering for employees of the Wolf Trap Foundation during which our singers generously volunteer
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Instant Family

If you come to a show at The Barns (or almost any other opera house, frankly), you could be forgiven for thinking that the people who put together and perform the show you’re seeing have been working together for a while. Months, for sure. Years, perhaps. What isn’t often realized by audiences is that the
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Mozart is about to invade my life again. Giovanni staff arrive next week, and singers arrive on the 29th. As I do research for my preshow talk (Inside the Opera with Kim Witman! Wildly exciting and scarily informative!), I’ve been reading librettist Lorenzo da Ponte’s Memoirs.  How did I get to my 8th production of
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The Don Juan Mirror

This week’s Huffington Post blog is up: The Don Juan Mirror. I spent all of last week laid up with a respiratory flu and am having trouble getting my groove back… I promise to be back in this space next week with some actual new content!

This Just In

Costume sketches and set model photos for this summer’s Giovanni.     A new production of a quintessential opera, acknowledging its rich heritage and exploring the havoc that Giovanni could wreak in 21st century America.  A thoughtful, detailed, honest and frank look at how the hubris of Don Juan would manifest itself in our own
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