Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), in partnership with The Met: Live in HD, proudly presents Mozart’s moral tale “Don Giovanni” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 12:55 p.m. The simulcast will run approximately 3 hours and 22 minutes with one intermission. Dr. James Caplinger, from the University of Charleston, will give a complimentary lecture beginning at 12:15 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for general admission, $14 for seniors and $10 for children/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
“Don Giovanni”, the story of a man whose life of sin and debauchery leads to a tragic end, stars Simon Keenlyside as the dubious title character and Hibla Gerzmava as the vengeful Donna Anna. Malin Byrstrom returns to The Met as the lovesick Donna Elvira alongside Paul Appleby as Donna Anna’s fiancé. The cast is led by the Met’s Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi.
“A winning cast sparks joy in ‘Don Giovanni’ revival at the Met …a delightful performance that reminded us of the genius of Mozart’s music that could bring revelation and excitement in the hands of professionals.” – Bachtrack
“Don Giovanni” debuted in the Met’s first season in 1883 and has remained a popular production since. While it can be seen as either comical or tragic depending upon the cast and director interpretations, it remains a favorite among Mozart fans.