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LA Opera is unveiling its production of Don Giovanni with a free live broadcast from its home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. The opera can be enjoyed on the Santa Monica Pier as well as in La Mirada Community Regional Park on September 23 at 6 p.m. PT.
Inspired by the Spanish legend of Don Juan, the dramma giocoso Don Giovanni follows the debauched nobleman on a series of conquests — and a murder — that lead to his fiery downfall. This production, which is new to L.A. and runs through October 15, features Grammy-winning baritone Lucas Meachem as the titular playboy, with Guangun Yu as Donna Anna, Isabel Leonard as Donna Elvira, and Craig Colclough as Leporello. LA Opera music director James Conlon will conduct Don Giovanni, which is brought to life by director Kasper Holten and stage designer Es Devlin, who created live visual spectacles for Beyonce, Adele, and U2.
Don Giovanni kicks off LA Opera's enticing 2023-24 season, which also includes The Barber of Seville, Frida & Diego, La Traviata, and Turandot. GRoW is honored to support the LA Opera and this production of Don Giovanni.