Enrico Stinchelli’s production of Don Giovanni opens this weekend in Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. Conducted by Renato Balsadonna, the first cast includes Andrea Mastroni making his title role debut, and Sylvia Schwartz making her role debut as Donna Anna.
The production marks Andrea’s role debut as the illustrious womanizer, having previously performed as Leporello in a variety of productions. Earlier this season, Andrea made his role debut in Rodelinda at the Opera de Lille and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and recently performed in the Hamburgische Staatsoper production of Die Zauberflöte under Maestro Kent Nagano. Continuing the season, Andrea travels to Europe performing Agrippina with il pomo d’oro, Joyce DiDonato and Franco Fagioli. He repeats the role with Bayerische Staatsoper and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Andrea also features on the 2019 Grammy nominated Rigoletto as Sparafucile, alongside the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role, and Oksana Volkova as Maddalena.
Sylvia Schwartz makes her role debut as Donna Anna, a role she will repeat next season on tour with Kammerorchester Basel at the Bucharest Festival and Theater an der Wien. She has previously performed in Don Giovanni as Zerlina at the Edinburgh International Festival. This season has seen Sylvia perform as Despina in Cosi fan tutte at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, and as Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito at the Opéra de Lausanne.
Don Giovanni runs for four performances, with Cast A performing on 27, 31 January and 3 February. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona website.