Don Giovanni: Essential Opera Program

Dayton Opera 2020-2021 Reimagined Season
Thomas Bankston, Artistic Director

DON GIOVANNI: ESSENTIAL OPERA

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
After a libretto by Giovanni Bertati on The Legend of Don Juan
First Performed: Prague, October 29, 1787

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Conductor  Neal Gittleman
Stage Director Gary Briggle
Resident Lighting Designer John Rensel
Production Stage Manager Milena Treer

THE CAST in Order of Appearance

Leporello, Giovanni’s valet……………………. Nathan Stark

Giovanni, a playboy……………………………. Norman Garrett

Anna, an heiress………………………………… Kara Shay Thomson

The Commander, Anna’s father……………… Harold Wilson

Ottavio, Anna’s fiancé…………………………. Joshua Wheeker

Elvira, a former nun…………………………… Kasia Borowiec

Zerlina, a new bride…………………………… Olivia Yokers

Masetto, her husband…………………………. André Chiang

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PRODUCTION
Artistic Administrator – Opera:  Milena Treer
Assistant Stage Manager:  Lucy Guillemette
Rehearsal Accompanist:  Lisa Hasson
Surtitle Caller: Linda Hill Lally
Surtitle Translation: Gary Briggle
Recording Engineer:  Lloyd Bryant
Video Production and Streaming Services: Markey’s Rental and Staging

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DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director and Conductor

Mandolin
John Lardinois

1st Violin
Jessica Hung, Concertmaster
Aurelian Oprea, Associate Concertmaster
William Manley
Dona Nouné

2nd Violin
Kirstin Greenlaw, Principal
Kara Camfield
Ann Lin Baer
Scott Moore

Viola
Sheridan Currie, Principal
Colleen Braid
Karen Johnson

Cello
Jonathan Lee, Principal
Lucas Song

Bass
Jon Pascolini

Flute
Jennifer Northcut
Janet van Graas

Oboe
Eileen Whalen, Principal
Kathy deGruchy

Clarinet
John Kurokawa, Principal
Rosario Galante

Bassoon
Rachael Young, Principal
Kristen Smith

French Horn
Aaron Brant, Principal
Jessica Pinkham

Trumpet
Charles Pagnard, Principal
Alan Siebert

Trombone
Timothy Anderson, Principal
Tyler Bentley
Chad Arnow

Timpani
Donald Donnett, Principal

Percussion
Michael LaMattina, Principal

Harp
Leslie Stratton, Principal

Keyboard
Josh Nemith

Orchestra Administration
Jane Varella, Personnel Manager
Eric Knorr, Orchestra Librarian