Friday, August 5, 2022 at 8:30pm
The hugely energetic and innovative Teatro Grattacielo – with Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy young artists program – brings its special combination of great young singers, provocative staging and projections to open this season with Mozart’s arguably greatest opera, Don Giovanni. Updated as a celebration of Spanish sic-kitsch set in ’90s replete with air couches, Chanel clothes, lots of jewels, and a bright white stage made of tiles with bulls, this production is a dedication to Spanish cinematographer Pedro Almodovar and Cuban Bolero singer La Lupe. On the stage will be five neon bull sculptures, a five-piece couch covered with Piet Mondian fabric, and lots of gazpacho. The performers will be driven by their most inner desires and fears, living their lives in a continued state of suspension. A suspension of time. A suspension of senses. In a ’90s Spain, where food, sex and pop culture are a way of expression.
Conductor: David Bloom, Director: Stefanos Koroneos, Set and Costume Designer: Tasos Protopsaltou, Artist: Lolita Valdeerrama Savage.
Cast: Rick Agster, Christiana, Joe Lodato, Clara Luz Iranzo, Eric Mc Keever, Samuel Ng, Alexandra Razskazoff, Madison Zahorsky.