The American Chamber Opera Company Presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni in English
Fridays August 10,17 – 7:30 PM
Saturdays August 11,18 – 7:30 PM
Sundays August 12,19 – 4:00 PM
The Chicago Temple – 77 West Washington St., Chicago, Illinois, 60602
Ticket prices: $20 for Adults — $10 for Students/Seniors
American Chamber Opera (ACO) presents Mozart’s classic Don Giovanni in English, with a modern flair. ACO’s goal is to provide accessible, quality opera to all audiences, and this production is no exception. Young emerging artists and bright artistic minds from Chicago (all 1111 E 61st St, Unit 3 Tel : 773-363-7965 Fax : 312-922-2118 Email: email@example.com under the age of 40) come together to produce a fresh and modernized version of this standard repertoire piece. Music Director Deanna Tham collaborates with Stage Director Laura Kimmel, last seen as alto soloist in ACO’s staged rendition of Elijah by Mendelssohn.
This show is double cast to provide more Chicago-area artists with performance opportunities. The cast of all-star singers includes David Govertsen, a current member of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, as Don Giovanni. Miss Chicago 2012, Marisa Buchheit, will be performing the role of Zerlina.
PLOT: Don Giovanni is the operatic version of the classic Don Juan. It tells the story of a pompous womanizer who rapes, seduces, and marries (and then promptly leaves) ladies so that he can add more names to the list of women he has conquered. He is a character prone to murder and adultery, and in the opera he is found killing the father of his former lover, cheating on his wife, and breaking up perfectly happy marriages. Two such women upset by his actions, Donna Elvira and Donna Anna, seek out Giovanni (along with Anna’s fiancé, Don Ottavio) in order to punish him for his crimes. As could be expected, they catch him in the act of seducing a young bride on her wedding day. Don Giovanni’s extraordinary skills of deception keep their revenge at bay until the ghost of Anna’s murdered father comes to seek his own revenge.
Performance Details: Don Giovanni in English
· Dates: August 10,11,17,18 (Fridays/Saturdays) at 7:30 PM August 12,19 (Sundays) at 4:00 PM
· Venue: The Chicago Temple – 77 West Washington St., Chicago, Illinois, 60602·
· The Chicago Temple is easily accessed by public transportation, and has many fine restaurants, shopping, and tourist sites in the vicinity
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://americanchamberopera.org/tickets/
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Karrah Cambry, President & Founder
Marisa Buchheit, Chief Marketing Officer
Deanna Tham, Music Director
Laura Kimmel, Stage Director
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1111 E 61st St, Unit 3
Tel : 773-363-7965
Fax : 312-922-2118