Florida Grand Opera — Don Giovanni
May 14, 2011, 8:00 pm
Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 Southwest 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart’s Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. Don Giovanni was the second collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte following their success with The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart used the story of the infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera’s most vivid characters and one of the world’s most popular operas.
Following his success at the Metropolitan Opera, David Pittsinger returns to Florida Grand Opera to sing a favorite role. He was last seen at FGO as Scarpia in Tosca. Bass-baritone Tom Corbeil joins the cast as the Don’s servant Leporello. Andrew Bidlack, who returns as Don Ottavio, made his FGO debut as Almaviva in the 2009/2010 season’s The Barber of Seville. Jonathan G. Michie, who first appeared with FGO in Lucia di Lammermoor in 2010, returns as Masetto, and Morris Robinson, who was seen in FGO’s 2006 Rigoletto and Aida productions, returns as the Commendatore. The production will be led by conductor Andrew Bisantz.