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AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, Saturday, Nov. 14, 1 PM

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AVA presents Mozart's opera buffa, DON GIOVANNI on WRTI

Join us to hear the Academy of Vocal Arts' current production of Mozart’s sublime tragic comedy Don Giovanni. Widely regarded as the first Grand Opera ever performed in Philadelphia, the opera debuted at The Chestnut Street Theater in 1818. This will be AVA’s seventh production of the opera since its AVA debut in 1986.

The 2015 cast includes 2014-2015 honorees from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as award winners from the Gerda Lissner Foundation,the  Loren L. Zachary Competition, and judges’ selections from AVA’s 2015 Giargiari Competition. Listen on WRTI, November 14, 1 to 4:30 pm.

Information about live performances coming up.
Synopsis

Cast:
Leporello: André Courville
Donna Anna: Vanessa Vasquez
Don Giovanni: Daniel Noyola
Commendatore: Anthony Schneider
Don Ottavio: Jonas Hacker
Donna Elvira: Anush Avetisyan
Zerlina: Allegra De Vita;
Masetto: Jorge Espino
Female Chorus: Hannah Ludwig, Karen Barraza, Alexandra Nowakowski, JoAna Rusche
Male Chorus: Marco Cammarota, Dominick Chenes, Matthew White, Armando Piña, Ethan Simpson, Anthony Whitson-Martini  

 
Christofer Macatsoris, conductor