Mozart’s Don Giovanni in MET-CCP HD Series, August 1

After the well-received new version of Magic Flute, the CCP-Met HD series will present Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Tuesday, August 1 at Cinema 1, Greenbelt 3.

Other operas in the series include Verdi’s Falstaff on September 5 and Umberto Giordano’s Fedora on October 3.

Don Giovanni is a dramatic retelling of the story of Don Juan, a lustful womanizer who finds his desires to be the cause of his destruction.

In his major Met debut, Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove made a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters.

Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann made her Met debut in this opera staging, conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka.

Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio.

Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, the childhood fairytale we’ve all come to know and love, is coming to the Ayala Cinema on November 7.  

The season ends with another Mozart favorite, Cosi Fan Tutte, on December 5.

The production features a cast of breakout young artists – soprano Amanda Majeski, mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi, tenor Ben Bliss, and bass-baritone Adam Plachetka, baritone Christopher Maltman, as the scheming Don Alfonso, and Tony Award–winning actress Kelli O’Hara, who triumphed in her 2014 Met debut in Lehár’s The Merry Widow.

David Robertson conducts Mozart’s colorful score.

Director Phelim McDermott and his team of designers have updated the opera’s setting to a boardwalk amusement park inspired by Coney Island in the 1950s.

Now on its 8th season, the CCP’s The Met: Live in HD series is a special program of the CCP Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division (CCP FBNMD), under the Production and Exhibition Department in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation, Inc., and Ayala Malls Cinemas.

The series showcases operatic productions through the High-Definition (HD) digital video technology and Dolby Sound thus recreating the experience of watching live an opera production at the Met.

All screenings are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. at Cinema 1 Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

Tickets are priced at PHP450.00.

 Students and young professionals may enjoy the screenings at PHP100.00 upon presentation of valid ID.

Tickets are available at Greenbelt ticket booths and the website



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