Yuki Izumihara, Projection Designer Johnny Pettegrew, Set Designer Hallie Dufresne, Costume Director Shamus McConney, Lighting Designer Donald McCullough, Chorusmaster
Considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written, the Symphony brings a staged version of Mozart’s dark tale to the concert hall. Reimagined as a Symphonic-staged opera through vivid projection and a world-class cast, Mozart’s glorious music finds new life in this thrilling Jacksonville Symphony production and Festival grand finale.
This production of Don Giovanni features the Jacksonville Symphony on the stage of Jacoby Symphony Hall. Performed in modern-day costumes as a fully staged symphonic opera, the action takes place in contemporary settings projected on large three-dimensional screens (above), which evoke themes of reality or imagination and express deep commentary on the complicated states of mind for each character.
Fully staged and sung in Italian with English translations projected on stage, this production features an outstanding cast of American singers under the expert musical direction of Music Director Courtney Lewis, featuring projections by Yuki Izumihara.