May 21, 2020

Don Giovanni - "Don Giovanni! A cenar teco m'invitasti"

"Don Giovanni! A cenar teco m'invitasti"

Song title: "Don Giovanni! A cenar teco m'invitasti"

Opera: Don Giovanni

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Year Written: 1787

Language: Italian

Performance dates: November 14 – December 8, 2019

Artists: Lucas Meachem (Don Giovanni), Mika Kares (Commendatore) and the Lyric Opera Orchestra under Maestro James Gaffigan

The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who takes what he wants and lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart's drama of lust and revenge. He's surrounded by memorable characters, including his frustrated servant Leporello and the three women he encounters: fiery Donna Elvira, tormented Donna Anna, and impressionable Zerlina. Filled with thrilling music and drama, including a finale so overpoweringly dramatic that it changed music forever, Don Giovanni is justly celebrated as the perfect opera.

Special thanks to the Chicago Federation of Musicians local 10-208 and artists of the American Guild of Musical Artists.

Photo: Kyle Flubacker