Don Giovanni – The Met: Live in HD
October 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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Don Giovanni – The Met: Live in HD

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

met-logo-web-thumbThree charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.

Aided by his ingenious librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart approached his operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth from a point of view that is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather lighthearted, urbane, and ironic. We follow the title character and his earthy comic sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duel, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell.

Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8

A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event.

 

Learn before you go! Attend a free talk at these locations to join fellow opera lovers or learn more about this opera:
Oct. 18, 4 p.m. at Dirigo Pines
Oct. 19, 4 p.m. at Brewer Public Library
Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. at Orono Public Library