Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Regina Opera opens 40th with ‘Don Giovanni’

Regina Opera presents “Don Giovanni” this month, the first full opera of its 40th season.

Maestro Scott Jackson Wiley conducts the 30-piece orchestra for this production which is staged by Linda Lehr. Kuwon Lee and Bryce Smith (pictured) share the title role of the notorious seducer. Leporello, his servant and sidekick, will be played by John Schenkel and Jason Thoms. Camille Gifford and Emilie Storrs will portray Donna Elvira, who was seduced and abandoned by Don Giovanni, and Wendy Baker and Maryann Mootos will alternate in the role of Donna Anna, whom Don Giovanni is now pursuing.

The role of Don Ottavio, the fiancé of Donna Anna, will be sung by Ivan Rivera de Beltran and Ubaldo Feliciano-Hernandez; Larry Small and Gennadiy Vysotskiy portray the Commendatore, Donna Anna’s father who is killed by Giovanni. Rounding out the cast will be Kristina Semos and Julia Spanja as Zerlina, a young country bride who falls under the spell of Don Giovanni, and Albert Donze and Saidue Karmo as Masetto, her bridegroom.

Performances are November 28 at 7 p.m. and November 29 at 3 p.m. at Regina Hall, 65th Street and 12th Avenue. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors, $5 for teens and free for children. For more, call 718-259-2772.


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