My first opera! Ah! I am so excited! My fellow Bracebridge actor Nicolas A. Garcia serves as Artistic Director to the Bay Area's Pocket Opera and brought me on for this piece. An opera company that works to make opera more accessible to modern audiences by performing translations in english.... here's their about us blip:
"Pocket Opera, the Bay Area’s premiere chamber opera company, has offered accessible, “audience friendly” performances for over 40 years. Pocket Opera’s talented singers and Pocket Philharmonic – 5-10 players – perform lively, professional, entertaining productions. Performances are fully staged and include concert ensembles, and are narrated in English versions by Donald Pippin, the company’s founder and Artistic Director Emeritus. The audience experiences full operatic works on an intimate, intelligible scale unique to Pocket Opera."
I LOVE IT! I am so excited to be a part of this production! The singers are absolutely amazing and so eager and excited to make this piece incredible - as it no doubt will be.
Opera’s most notorious seducer returns to the Pocket Opera stage. Which of his spurned lovers will exact her revenge and drive him to the gates of Hell? Comedy, tragedy, and the supernatural mix in this, Mozart at his finest.
MUSIC DIRECTOR: CÉSAR CAÑON
STAGE DIRECTOR: JANE ERWIN
ANDERS FRÖHLICH as DON GIOVANNI
RABIHAH DAVIS DUNN as DONNA ANNA
KEVIN GINO as DON OTTAVIO
JAIME KORKOS as DONNA ELVIRA
SARA LEMESH as ZERLINA
SPENCER DODD as LEPORELLO
MITCHELL JONES as MASETTO
JASON SARTEN as COMMENDATORE