by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Set Designer: Steven Kemp
Lighting Designer: Don Darnutzer
Costume Designer: Julie Winn

presented at New Orleans Opera, 2016

“New Orleans Opera sexy new ‘Don Giovanni’ offers a visually captivating show, especially well-acted performances, and a musical feast that is simply heavenly. For its musical success alone, this ‘Don Giovanni’ is worth hearing, but add to that a truly marvelous staging by director Brad Dalton and audiences are seduced by a night of provocative and sexy theatre. Transferring the opera to a roughly 1920’s Jazz Age setting, among flappers and a carefree café society, Dalton enlivens the tale, heightening the passions with the same style he brought to an unforgettable ‘Carmen’ a few seasons ago. The director has created a modern-dress production that liberates the other characters as they are equally enthralled and/or repulsed by Don Giovanni. Collectively, they are now finally a true match for our irresistible and licentious title figure.” – Theodore P. Mahne, The Times-Picayune

“This ‘Don Giovanni’ offers a timely counterpoint to the latest political headlines.” – Dean M. Shapiro, New Orleans Advocate