Singers from the Summer Garden Opera will perform selections from Don Giovannifrom 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Crute Stage in Downtown Farmville.
The lunchtime concert is free and open to the public. The inclement weather location will be in Wygal Hall on the campus of Longwood University.
One of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most famous operas and one of the world’s most frequently produced performances since its debut in 1787, Don Giovanni alternates between comedy and tragedy in its narrative of the title character’s romantic conquests, narrow escapes and ultimate fate.
This year’s performers include Kevin Wetzel (baritone, Don Giovanni), Kyle Ferrill (bass, Leporello), Scott MacLeod (bass, Il Commendatore), Katy Wolfe Zahn (soprano, Donna Anna), Chris Swanson (tenor, Don Ottavia), Lisa Edwards-Burrs (soprano, Donna Elvira), Kevin Doherty (bass, Masetto) and Lexa Ferrill (soprano, Zerlina).
“We are thrilled to bring these world-class singers to Farmville,” said Dr. Christopher Swanson, Artistic Director and co-founder of the Summer Garden Opera, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this year. “The beauty of their voices and of the music itself is simply amazing.”
For more information about Don Giovanni and the Summer Garden Opera, please visit www.summergardenopera.com.