a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy

Met Opera to simulcast Don Giovanni at Strand, May 20

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    ROCKLAND — Metropolitan Opera simulcasts from New York City continue at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m., with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. An encore will be presented on Tuesday, May 30, at 1 p.m.

    Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s A View from the Bridge and West Side Story Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka.

    “Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana Mariìa Martiìnez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio,” said the Strand, in a news release.

    This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

    This series is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.                                                               

    Estimated running time is 3 hours 40 minutes, including one intermission.

    Tickets can be purchased online at www.RocklandStrand.com; by calling the box office at (207) 594-0070; or at the walk-up box office when the theater is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera showtime.

    Ticket prices for the live broadcasts are $27/Adults, $25/Strand Members, and $15/Students.

    Tickets for encore presentations are $23/Adults, $15/Strand Members, and $5/Students.

    One hundred tickets are available for each show, and will be sold as reserved seats.

    Masks are recommended for Covid safety but not required, except in the balcony.

    The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.

    Event Date: 

    Sat, 05/20/2023 - 1:00pm
    Tue, 05/30/2023 - 1:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Strand Theatre


    345 Main Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
    United States