WRTI Spotlight
3:49 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

AVA's DON GIOVANNI on WRTI

Sunday, May 8

3 to 6 pm


Tune in to hear the last opera in the Academy of Vocal Arts' 2010/2011 season - Mozart's masterpiece, Don Giovanni. This broadcast features award-winning AVA artists, including soprano Michelle Johnson, a recent winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. AVA Music Director Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and cast.

Frequently referred to as the perfect opera, Don Giovanni premiered in Prague in 1787. Set in Seville, the opera follows the numerous sexual exploits of a young nobleman. Swordplay, seduction, supernatural forces, a bemused servant, and the wrath of women scorned make Mozart's unforgettable music and Lorenzo Da Ponte's scintillating libretto one of the most-often performed operas in the world.

Watch and Listen: Excerpt from the film Amadeus, featuring a scene from Mozart's DON GIOVANNI