Annapolis Opera stages 'Don Giovanni'

March 10, 2002|By Tim Smith

Opera is everywhere this week. In addition to Baltimore Opera Company and Peabody Opera Theatre, Annapolis Opera is in full swing, offering Mozart's ever-popular Don Giovanni.

One of three masterful collaborations between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, the opera provides a dynamic portrait of Don Juan. He never really gets a chance to do the nasty in the opera, for someone is always thwarting him at the last minute, but his trail of female destruction is still very much a part of the picture.

His final comeuppance from a statue still packs a theatrical wallop. And the music, needless to say, is sublime.

The Annapolis production, conducted by Ronald Gretz and directed by Braxton Peters, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. March 17 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tickets cost $48. Call 410-267-8135 or visit www.annapolisopera.com

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