After a late night at the office, Don Giovanni’s advances towards his co-worker set a chain-reaction that changes his fate. From successful womanizer to wretched addict assassin, Don Giovanni’s encounters with three women: Anna, Elvira, and Zerlina lead him to a path where his charms and wealth are no longer enough to keep his misdeeds hidden. This modern setting of Da Ponte’s Italian libretto is full of comedy, grief, and contextualizes this ancient story.
In 1969, the dead body of a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, was discovered inside an overturned car in a channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. The car belonged to the driver, Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, who did not report the late-night incident to police until the following morning. Black Water is a slightly-veiled fictional account of this tragedy. Scored for soprano and piano, this operatic monodrama requires the performers to assume multiple roles and states of mind. This intimate, moving work is presented almost completely from the point of view of the drowning woman: in reality, in flashback, in dreams and in hallucinations.
Ah, the age-old tale… This classic opera tells the story we can all relate to, namely: the devastating effect of being dumped by someone who, about an hour ago, promised to stay with you forever. Chaos ensues.
Libretto by Nahum Tate
Music by Henry Purcell
Presented by Little London Community Opera
Location: New St. James Presbyterian Church
CastMeagan Audia-Bryant, Jordan Baldwin, Lauren Bryant-Monk, Jennifer Carter, Ell Gagner, Conlan Gassi, Isabella Giuliano, Elliot Harder, Stephanie O'Leary, Hillary Tufford, and Abigail Veenstra
A ten-minute opera, performed every half hour, at the corner of York and Clarence streets.
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