Join us for Don Giovanni
Get your Giovanni on ROCKY style!
Keeping with Opera MODO’s culture of presenting mainstays of the operatic repertoire in unusual, contemporary settings, we present Mozart’s Don Giovanni using the characters from the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The eponymous sex maniac in Mozart’s opera will become the “sweet transvestite transsexual from Transylvania,” who seduces the stranded newlyweds and is brought to justice by his handyman, Leporello (Riff Raff/Magenta). The show will be performed in the original Italian, but with sets and costumes inspired by the film. We seek hilarity through cultural relevance and juxtaposition for our audiences, despite the centuries between a work’s composition and our performance, all while retaining MODO’s musical and vocal standards. Don Giovanni is widely considered one of the most perfect operas ever created for its storytelling and compelling music, making it the perfect pairing for one of the top cult films of all time.
A glance at the MODO Team:
Photos courtesy of Bruno