Who Killed Don Giovanni?
At the end of Mozart's Don Giovanni, the black-hearted Don is dragged down to Hell for all eternity. But is that what really happened? Murder is on the menu in this inventive and entertaining adaptation of the classic opera...as a whodunit! Sung in Italian with English dialogue. Scored for 8 singers and piano accompaniment.
Premiered May 2012, The Figaro Project, Baltimore, Maryland.
Second production October 2019, Cowtown Opera, Calgary, Canada
"A humorous and inventive look at the original..."
- The Sybaritic Singer
"An English dialogue that upholds the integrity of Mozart's operatic legacy...snappy, engaging, hysterical, and edifying..."
The Figaro Project
This comic adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro follows neurotic librettist Lorenzo da Ponte as he deals with writer's block, rebellious characters, and the general chaos of writing a libretto for a new opera. Sung in Italian with original English dialogue. Scored for 11 singers (concert-style), 1 actor, and piano accompaniment.
Premiered May 2009, The Figaro Project, Baltimore, Maryland.
Second production May 2014, Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Beach, Virginia.