Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240, Lenox MA)
A cast of widely acclaimed and nearly all-American performers — with baritone Ryan McKinny in the title role, soprano Nicole Cabell and Janai Brugger and more — join BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and the orchestra for one of the highlights of the summer, a concert opera of Wolfgang Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered by many to be opera’s greatest dark comedy.
Based on the archetype of the licentious Don Juan, Don Giovanni proceeds from rape and murder through to the Don’s ultimate, supernatural comeuppance. Along the way, Donna Elvira and Donna Anna, two of the women the Don has wronged, undermine his attempts at further reprehensible behavior, while his cynical servant Leporello walks a fine line between service and subterfuge.
Nicole Cabell as Donna Elvira
Michelle Bradley as Donna Anna
Janai Brugger as Zerlina
Amitai Pati as Don Ottavio
Ryan McKinny as Don Giovanni
Will Liverman as Leporello
Cody Quattlebaum as Masetto
Ryan Speedo Green as Commendatore
James Burton Conducting the Tanglewood Festival Chorus onstage at Ozawa Hall
Ticket includes admission to 6 p.m. Prelude Concert — tonight performances by TMC Fellows.