Friday, October 7, 2011

Interview With the Three Male Leads of the MET "Don Giovanni"

The British (Grandage), Polish (Kwiecen) and Italian (Luisi)
will recreate the Spanish legend of Don Juan.
(Photo: Robert Wright/New York Times) 
Zachary Woolfe has an interesting conversation with the director (Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage), the maestro (Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi) and the Don Giovanni (baritone Mariusz Kwiecen) about the new production of Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera: "Even if Mr. Grandage, 49, and Mr. Luisi, 53, bring fresh perspectives to the opera, it helps that they are working with singers well versed in the classic roles, including the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who had his breakthrough year at the Met in 2005 in two Mozart parts — the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro” and Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte — under Mr. Levine. Mr. Kwiecien has made something of a specialty of the libertine Don." [Source]

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