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Madison Opera's "Don Giovanni"
Theater and Dance
Mozart, 8 pm on 4/26 and 2:30 pm, 4/28, Overture Center-Overture Hall (pre-show talks one hour prior). $236-$36. 258-4141

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Cost: $236-$36
Call: 608-258-4141
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Mozart's classic Don Giovanni closes the mainstage season in Overture Hall on April 26 and 28, 2013. This brilliant opera follows the notorious seducer over the course of one sinful day as his misadventures return to literally haunt him. The ensemble cast features baritone Kelly Markgraf as the lustful Don Giovanni, bass Matt Boehler as his long-suffering servant Leporello, and tenor Wesley Rogers as Don Ottavio. Elizabeth Caballero returns to Madison Opera as Donna Anna, with Caitlin Lynch debuting as Donna Elvira. Elise Sandell directs her first production for Madison Opera; Joseph Mechavich makes his Madison Opera debut as conductor.

"Don Giovanni is without a doubt one of our art form's greatest works," says Smith. "Madison Opera has not performed the piece in eleven seasons, so it's time to revisit it. Our cast of exciting young talent will give the piece the vibrancy and energy that makes it work on every level."


Don Giovanni
Overture Hall
Friday, April 26, 2013 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:30 p.m.
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translations

Madison Opera is a non-profit professional opera company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1961, the company grew from a local workshop presenting community singers in English-language productions to a nationally recognized organization producing diverse repertoire and presenting leading American opera singers alongside emerging talent. A resident organization of the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison Opera presents three productions annually in addition to the free summer concert Opera in the Park and a host of educational programming.

Pre-Opera Talks

Join General Director Kathryn Smith in the Wisconsin Studio one hour prior to all Madison Opera Overture Hall performances, for an entertaining and informative talk about the opera. Insightful for newcomers and longtime opera-goers alike, this talk will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the music, the drama, the artists, and the production, all right before the curtain goes up.

• 1 hour prior to each Overture Hall performance
• 30-minute talk
• Wisconsin Studio, 3rd floor of the Overture Center for the Arts
Please note: The pre-opera talk for "A Masked Ball" will be held in Promenade Hall on the 2nd floor.

Post-Opera Q&A
(new in the 2012/13 season!)

You’ve seen the opera and loved it. But are you perhaps wondering about...? Join General Director Kathryn Smith immediately after the Overture Hall productions to ask questions about what you have just seen.
• Immediately following Overture Hall performances
• Wisconsin Studio, 3rd floor of the Overture Center for the Arts
Please note: The post-opera Q&A for "A Masked Ball" will be held in Promenade Hall on the 2nd floor.

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201 State St. , Madison , WI 53703
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