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Mostly Mozart: Budapest Festival Orchestra’s ‘Don Giovanni’ at Rose Theater

Rose Theater – Jazz at Lincoln Center

3 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

The innovative Budapest Festival Orchestra and music director Iván Fischer return to Mostly Mozart with their acclaimed production of Don Giovanni, a standout of the 2011 festival selling out all of its performances. With minimal sets, the powerful staging was conceived by BFO founder Fischer, who will direct and conduct the presentation. Baritone Christopher Maltman takes on the role of the lothario Don Giovanni, while soprano Laura Aikin reprises the part of Donna Anna, one of his conquests. Tenor Zoltán Megyesi, soprano Lucy Crowe, baritone José Fardilha, and bass Kristinn Sigmundsson round out the stellar cast.

Pre-performance talk: Director and conductor Iván Fischer speaks with Jane Moss on Saturday, August 19, at 6:00 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio.

Iván Fischer, conductor and director

Christopher Maltman, Don Giovanni
Laura Aikin, Donna Anna
Zoltán Megyesi, Don Ottavio
Lucy Crowe, Donna Elvira
José Fardilha, Leporello
Sylvia Schwartz, Zerlina
Kristinn Sigmundsson, Commendatore
Matteo Peirone, Masetto

Cover: ‘Don Giovanni,’ Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2011 with Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer, conductor and director; photo: Richard Termine.


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