1703 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
Opera in the Heights presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni, January 31 - February 9, at Lambert Hall in the Houston Heights. History’s classic womanizer has an action-packed day ending in permanent relocation to hell.Don Giovanni’s servant Leporello opens the opera complaining about having to stay up all night waiting for his master to emerge from inside a house where he is up to no good. Finally the Don comes out with a wailing Donna Anna behind him. This wakes her father up who comes out, ascertains the situation, and comes after Don Giovanni with his sword. They duel and Anna’s father is killed.Even though the show opens with a rape and a murder, it is called a tragi-comedy because later there are many laughs, mostly thanks to Leporello. The music is almost too rich, lovely, and non-stop to be true, but there it is.Outstanding young singers and a live orchestra bring each opera to life in the intimate 300-seat Lambert Hall.READ MORE ABOUT IT.The opera will be sung in Italian with English surtitles projected above the stage.Illustrations by Robin Kachantones.