GSU Opera Theater: Don Giovanni

April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

GSU Opera Theater presents: W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni

directed by Carroll Freeman, Valerie Adams Distinguished Professor in Opera

Film noir is…a French term meaning ‘black film,’ inspired by cheap paperbacks written by hard-boiled crime authors…

…a piece, which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to be a happy ending…

…locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, and of apartment buildings with a high turnover rate…

…women, who would just as soon kill you as love you, and vice versa…

…a most American film genre, because no society could create a world so filled with doom, fear, and betrayal, unless it were essentially naïve and optimistic.

Don Giovanni takes place in the course of one disastrous, shadowy evening and ends with an unrepentant murderer and rapist plummeting to Hell. A Spartan setting serves as a frightening corner of any metropolitan landscape. Women are beautiful and dark; men are darker. As much as Don Giovanni can be defined by the definition of Film noir, GSU Opera Theater’s production seems logical. Enjoy…but don’t expect a happy ending!