DON GIOVANNI (WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART) The Metropolitan Opera at Cinema Art Theater in Live HD
June 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
One event on June 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will once again present “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” 2022 – 23 season at the Cinema Art Theater. This award-winning series will feature live transmissions of ten spectacular productions.
Since its initial broadcast in 2006 “The Met: Live in HD” has grown exponentially with classical music lovers from around the world proving opera can have a place in their local movie theaters. It is now the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world that reaches more than 2,000+ venues in countries across six continents.
The season begins on Mon, Oct 30, 2022 with Luigi Cherubini’s Medea. Also screening throughout the season are: La Triavata, The Hours, Fedora, Lohegrin, Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier, Champion, Don Giovani, and Die Zauberflöte. In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene features.
The affordable opportunity to see world-class opera in your community is a wonderful experience for all ages. Note: The 2022-23 presentations at the Cinema Art Theater will be taped and presented about one week after the live performance until the Film Society is able to get the needed satellite equipment installed.
Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s A View from the Bridge and West Side Story, Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana Maria Martinez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio. [Est. Runtime 3 hrs 16 min, sung in Italian with English subtitles]
One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro. [Est. Runtime 3 hrs 5 min, sung in German with English subtitles]