Discover Opera at El Dorado Library No woman is safe from his advances! No man is safe from his dastardly schemes! Don Giovanni, considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written, is at the LA Opera September 22 - October 14. Can't make it to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion? Join LA Opera Community Educator, Bob Bernard, Saturday, September 29, at 2:00PM at El Dorado Library for a lively discussion and film presentation on this popular opera.
Opera Talk Details Don Juan In (And Out Of) Hell
An interdisciplinary, video-based examination of the Mozart opera Don Giovanni, based upon productions from both the Metropolitan and Glyndebourne opera companies and supported by material from archival motion picture films of the past century.
Video clips will include selections featuring Sam Ramey, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming, Frank Sinatra, Karita Mattila, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Philip Cokorinos, Kathryn Grayson, Ferrucio Furlanetto, Kurt Moll, Hei-Kyung Hong, John Barrymore, Carol Vaness, Dawn Upshaw, Ted Danson, Jerry Hadley, Paul Groves, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., John Relyea, Errol Flynn, Solveig Kringleborn, Johnny Depp, and John Mark Ainsley.
After the conclusion of the opera, the question is posed (and answered): What might Don Giovanni's life have been if he, instead of perishing while in his prime, had been able to live into middle age, or even beyond?