Yale Opera announces casting for DON GIOVANNI

A scene from Yale Opera's 2010 performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the Shubert Theater.

Yale Opera is pleased to announce the casts for its new production of Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni, to be performed at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater in February.

The original production features stage direction by Sam Helfrich, set design by Andrew Holland, costume design by Kaye Voyce, and lighting design by William Warfel.

Giuseppe Grazioli, who enjoys an international career and has worked with Yale Opera many times, will conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale.

Performances take place February 11 and 12 at 8 pm, and on February 13 at 2 pm. Tickets are available through the Shubert Theater box office.

Friday, February 11, 2011 at 8 pm

Don Giovanni Lóránt Najbauer, baritone
Donna Anna Jamilyn Manning-White, soprano
Donna Elvira Stephanie Gilbert, soprano
Leporello Andrew Craig Brown, bass-baritone
Don Ottavio Samuel Levine, tenor
Zerlina Jihee Kim, soprano
Masetto Cameron McPhail, baritone
Commendatore Aaron Sorensen, bass

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Published January 31, 2011
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Yale Opera presents an exciting new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni Feb. 11 through 13

Stage director Sam Helfrich makes his Yale Opera debut

Working model of set. Photo by Andrew Cavanaugh Holland.

The Yale School of Music and Yale Opera will present Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni February 11 through 13 at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater. Performances take place at 8 pm February 11 and 12, and at 2 pm February 13.

With stage director Sam Helfrich at the helm, the creative team features original set design by Andrew Holland, costume design by Kaye Voyce, and lighting design by William Warfel. Giuseppe Grazioli, who enjoys an international career and has worked with Yale Opera numerous times, will conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale.

Helfrich, making his Yale Opera debut, is “delighted to be working with Yale Opera’s talented young singers on Don Giovanni, perhaps Mozart’s greatest opera.”

“The designers and I have created an entirely new production for Yale Opera, drawing inspiration from the Spanish origins of the Don Juan story in order to create a theatrical event rooted in classic images and, at the same time, hip, youthful, and which should strike a chord with smart modern audiences.”
– stage director Sam Helfrich

The opera will be performed in the original Italian with projected English translations. MORE

Published January 25, 2011
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