Mozart: Don Giovanni • conductor: Iván Fischer
Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni)
José Fardilha (Leporello)
Laura Aikin (Donna Anna)
Lucy Crowe (Donna Elvira)
Zoltán Megyesi (Don Ottavio)
Kristinn Sigmundsson (Commendatore)
Sylvia Schwartz (Zerlina)
Matteo Peirone (Masetto)
Even in the context of New York City’s incredibly diverse cultural scene, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts plays a unique role. Covering an area of nearly 7 hectares, it houses several cultural organisations and institutions. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan, it is home to – among others – the Metropolitan Opera House, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York City Ballet. Its theatres and concert halls are frequented by culture-loving locals and foreigners alike. The Rose Theater is also found here; a three-storey building with a sizeable auditorium, and a moving stage which can be transformed from a modern theatre into an arena, and everything in between.
The Rose Theater houses a great diversity of performances, genres and events, including jazz concerts, theatre, symphony orchestra concerts, dance, ballet, film premieres, operas and conferences. The Festival Orchestra is quite at home in the building, as it also hosts the Mostly Mozart Festival, where the BFO has often shown its opera productions to great acclaim.
It will also be the perfect setting for their production of Don Giovanni. As long ago as 2011, The New York Times was describing Iván Fischer’s production of Don Giovanni as “more involving, imaginative and theatrically daring” than many full opera-house performances. This year, a whole new cast will be introducing you to the world’s most notorious womaniser, in one of the greatest compositions ever conceived.