|Don Giovanni / Don Juan
This story of the worldâ€™s greatest lover, Don Juan, is considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written.Â Don Giovanni was the second collaboration betweenÂ Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte following their success withÂ The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart used the story of the infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera’s most vivid characters and one of the world’s most popular operas.Â
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Starring David Pittsinger, who has performed numerous times at the Metropolitan Opera and starred in the recent Tony AwardÂ®-winning Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater. He was last seen at FGO as Scarpia inTosca. Bass-baritone Tom Corbeil joins the cast as the Don’s servant Leporello. Andrew Bidlack, who returns as Don Ottavio, made his FGO debut as Almaviva in the 2009/2010 season’sÂ The Barber of Seville.Â Jonathan G. Michie, who first appeared with FGO in Lucia di Lammermoor in 2010, returns as Masetto, andÂ Morris Robinson, who was seen in FGO’s 2006Â Rigoletto andÂ Aida productions, returns as the Commendatore. The production will be led by conductorÂ Andrew Bisantz.
Robert M. Heuer is the General Director of Florida Grand Opera (FGO). His opera management career began in Detroit as the Founding Managing Director of Michigan Opera. He joined Florida Grand Opera as Director of Production in 1979, became Assistant General Director in 1983 and became General Director in 1985. As General Director, Mr. Heuer led the effort to merge the Greater Miami Opera and The Opera Guild Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, creating Florida Grand Opera in June 1994.
During Mr. Heuerâ€™s seasons as General Director and CEO, FGO has mounted 126 main-stage productions, including 31 operas never previously seen in South Florida. Under Mr. Heuerâ€™s leadership, the Company has developed the Young Artist Studio one of the most important programs in the country with the purpose of providing a bridge for singers from the educational to the professional arena.