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D.C. Public Opera's 'Don Giovanni'

Charles T. Downey, New D.C. Public Opera performs its take on Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’
Washington Post, April 28, 2014

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Mozart, Don Giovanni, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, R. Jacobs
(Harmonia Mundi, 2007)
It is hard to keep an opera company, large or small, afloat. In the past few years, the Baltimore Opera, Baltimore’s Opera Vivente and Opera Theater of Northern Virginia have all gone belly up, while others sprouted up to replace them. The newest guerrilla company is D.C. Public Opera, which offered its maiden production on Saturday night, a budget-sized semi-staging of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

The venue was the Colonial Room, in the basement of the Mayflower Hotel. The downtown location, associated with modern-day Lotharios such as Don Giacchino (Kennedy), Don Guglielmo (Clinton) and Don Eliotto (Spitzer), prompted an updating, directed by the company’s founding artistic director Jennifer Williams. [Continue reading]
Mozart, Don Giovanni
D.C. Public Opera

John Edward Niles (coincidentally, the son of John Jacob Niles, American composer and folk song collector), formerly artistic director of now defunct Opera Theater of Northern Virginia

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