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Placido Domingo Director Los Angeles Opera: Don Giovanni Shines

By O'Jay Burgess on Oct 03, 2012 11:06 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Opera's "Don Giovanni," starring Ildebrando D'Arcangelo will continue on Oct.3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

"Don Giovanni ," debuted at the Los Angeles arena on  Sep.22 and will conclude Sunday Oct.14 with a 2 p.m. performance.The Mozart inspired opera is three hours and 25 minutes long for viewers and comprises of three acts.

For new viewers "Don Giovanni," it is an opera about the womanizing exploits of the aforementioned set in Italy. 

James Conlon and Spanish tenor Placido Domingo are responsible for the work.

"For someone who is new to "Don Giovanni," this production would make an excellent introduction," said the L.A Times

Domingo who performed at ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," on Tuesday will oversee the show throughout the season, sharing conducting roles with James Conlon for "Don Giovanni," at the L.A. Opera.

The L.A opera returns are in line for the star of the show Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as "Don Giovanni." Soile Isokoski will play his counterpart "Donna Elvira."

While Roxana Constantinescu will play "Zerlina," from Oct. 10 to the close of production Oct. 14. Ievgen Orlov has been given the role as "Commendatore,"   

Many of the cast are making their debuts at the opera house. The role of "Donna Anna," will be played by double debutantes Julianna Di Giacomo and Angela Meade.

Making their first appearances at the L.A. Opera will be Andrej Dunaev playing as "Don Ottavio" and David Bizic playing the role of" Leporello," the servant to the "Don."

Debuts will also be handed to Micaela Oeste and Joshua Bloom playing the roles of "Zerlina" and "Masetto," respectfully.

The play will be produced by Peter Stein and directing will be Gregory A. Fortner. The costumers will be done by Moidele Bickel, lighting by Duane Schuler and the scene will be set by Ferdinand Wogerbauer. Choreography will be done by Peggy Hickey and Ed Douglas will be the fight choreographer.

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