ABAO-OLBE (Bilbao Association of Friends of the Opera) program for the third time in its history Don Giovanni from Mozart, masterpiece of history and culture. The following days 18, 21, 24 Y 27 February, sponsored by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, up on stage this opera to which Wagner he called "the opera of operas" and Rossini considered "their particular Bible".
This dramma giocoso, that recreates the myth of Don Juan, so popular in all areas of culture, It is a drama with winks bufos, in which a complex and ambiguous story is depicted, full of pain, amorous passion, revenge, anger and death. To give life to the protagonists of this title that closes the trilogy of Da Ponte Austrian composer, ABAO-OLBE has assembled a cast led by British baritone Simon Keenlyside CBE who debuts in Bilbao Association to give life to libertine dazzling vitality 'Don Giovanni'. Beside the Menorcan returns to Bilbao on Simon Orfila as the servant 'Leporello', the role of 'Donna Anna' rests on the Canary soprano Davinia Rodríguez in which is also his return to Bilbao. Joining them complete the lineup Italian soprano Serena Farnocchia as 'Doña Elvira' in which is its presentation in ABAO, the comebacks of Navarre tenor José Luis Sola as 'Don Ottavio' and soprano donostiarra Miren Urbieta-Vega as 'Zerlina' and Italian debuts low John Romeo Y Gianluca Buratto as 'Masetto' and 'Comendador' respectively.
The musical part is in charge of a baton known for the Bilbao public, Canadian musical director Kery-Lynn Wilson, who takes charge of the Symphony to direct one of the masterpieces of Austrian genius. The choral part is once again task Opera Choir BilbaO, with Boris Dujin in front.
On stage a production of the Palau de les Arts in Valencia designed by one of the great revolutionaries of the operatic scene Jonathan Miller CBE, who also signed the scenery and lighting. Classical conception, corporeal and absolutely respectful of the libretto, It features a sumptuous wardrobe full details signed by Claire Mitchel. Replenishment directs Bilbao Allex Aguilera, and it includes minuet and the bands on stage where they act forty choristers and twenty actors and dancers.
Conference on "Don Giovanni"
In order to analyze, in advance the premiere, the most important aspects of this opera of Mozart, ABAO-OLBE has organized a conference, Free entrance until full capacity, For friday 17 February in the Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts (entrance door by Chillida) to 19.15 hours. This time, Carlos Imaz, musician, baritone and a regular contributor to ABAO-OLBE, discover the ins and outs Don Giovanni.