Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ to echo in the Old City

The Jerusalem Opera will put on two performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at David’s Tower in the Old City.

By
October 2, 2013 22:23
1 minute read.
DON GIOVANNI

DON GIOVANNI. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Jerusalem Opera will put on two performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at David’s Tower in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 6 and 10 (both at 8 p.m.).

Don Giovanni is one of the most popular works in the entire operatic portfolio and has continued to pack in the crowds since it was unveiled to the public at the Teatro di Praga in Prague on October 29, 1787.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The two-act opera, with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, who also wrote the words for two of Mozart’s other great operas, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan tutte, is loosely based on the exploits of the legendary womanizer Don Juan.

Don Giovanni tells the tale of how the eponymous figure’s dastardly deeds set off a chain of events that impact on all kinds of people from all walks of life. There is plenty of drama, comedy, love and intrigue in the operatic mix for both cast and audience to enjoy.

The Old City open-air production is directed by Italian baritone Gabriele Ribis, who also stars in the central singing role. The other members of the vocal lineup include Italian bass-baritone Dario Giorgele and some of our own top opera performers, such as sopranos Olga Senderskaya, Efrat Raz and Shaked Bar, baritones Yaakov Strizhak and Netanel Zalevsky and tenor Oshri Segev. Vocal support will be provided by the singers of the Jerusalem Opera, with the Jerusalem Opera Orchestra laying down the instrumental substratum, while Omer Arieli will conduct.

The musical entertainment will be enhanced by the historic backdrop of the Old City walls which will be specially illuminated for the occasion by lighting designer Yogi Mazuz, with video art designed by Italian video artist and photographer Gianmarco D’Agostino adding to the audience’s experience. The onstage action will also be shown on screens located around the venue.

For tickets and more information: *6226 and www.bimot.co.il

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys

By JTA