CAP’s Don Giovanni Field Trip

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Courtesy of Dr. Billington

Courtesy of Dr. Billington

Courtesy of Dr. Billington

Ashley Chase ‘18, Student Life Section Editor

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As famous soprano Kiri Te Kanawa once said, “Opera is for a lifetime, not just a minute.” In pursuit of such a moving experience, several Marymount students gathered at The Vortex on April 22nd to witness the opera, Don Giovanni. The girls were enraptured by Mozart’s legendary work and the beautiful serenade of operatic voices.

Thanks to Marymount’s Conservatory Arts Program, the students had the opportunity to view the Pacific Opera Project’s unique rendition of Don Giovanni. The story is traditionally presented in the eighteenth-century; however, Marymount’s performing arts students watched an unexpectedly action-packed production that takes place in the 1930s. Complete with lust, murder, revenge, and real gunfire, the 231-year-old opera truly felt timeless in the artsy, urban space.

Seated at cozy café tables, the girls whispered excitedly about the different aspects of the opera that they loved. Together, they chuckled at the comedic clumsiness of a character named Leporello, disapproved of the brutal, womanizing ways of Don Giovanni, and marveled at the orchestra’s exquisite performance. The dramatically colorful stage lights and costumes immersed the audience in the opera’s emotional scenes, and the students savored the passion the singers radiated.

With playful plot lines and charming harmonies fresh in their heads, the students bring the life of the production and a rich set of ideas back with them to Marymount, making it an event to remember.

Courtesy of Pacific Opera Project’s Instagram

Courtesy of Ashley Chase ’18

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