Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Fresh from the Archives, a free performance for you to enjoy.

It was a groundbreaking virtual production which gained national media attention: First, it was conceived, directed, rehearsed, performed from the living rooms of its cast and crew. Secondly, director Anna Theodosakis gave the plotline of Mozart’s masterpiece a modern, feminist twist — the women stepped out of their roles to voice their stories and refused to be victimized by Don Giovanni’s lecherous behaviour and objectification of his female conquests.  

“This provided me a great opportunity to insert monologues performed by the three women of the story. Our production emphasizes a survivor first narrative and having subjective narration from the female characters enhances this concept.”

The result was what critic David Perlman called “really effective, driven by the characters’ eyes all the time.”

He said “A lot of the virtual stuff being generated right now that tries to be a “reasonable facsimile” of live, leaves me cold. What struck me about [BrottOpera] is you have made the medium a huge asset. 

In the words of cast member Stephanie di Ciantis:  “BrottOpera decided to do something innovative – they took the small screen, tiny productions that some individuals and smaller companies have decided to test out and they figured out a way to bring that into a full scale, high-quality production. They have done something that no other company in Canada has done, which is to put on a full opera while keeping all its artists healthy.”

Sponsored By

Canadian Heritage
City Of Hamilton
Azrieli Foundation
Incite
RBC
Pieczonka Foundation

Details & Tickets

Date

On Now
Until
August 2, 2021

Time

24/7
On
Demand

Location

Virtual
Streaming
Online

Price

FREE!
per Household
(includes taxes)

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Performers

Anna Theodosakis, director
Boris Brott, conductor
National Academy Orchestra

Don Giovanni, Philip Addis
Leporello, Simon Chalifoux
Masetto, Jamal Al Titi
Don Ottavio, River Guard
Donna Elvira, Stephanie DeCiantis
Donna Anna, Shantelle Przybylo
Zerlina, Marie-Andree Mathieu

FEATURING:
John Fanning as the Commendatore

 

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