Dinner and a Diva: It's Don Giovanni
By Doc Lawrence
Mozart's opera Don Giovanni is this month’s feature presentation for Dinner and a Diva, one of the most creative gourmet offerings this side of the French Quarter. Produced by the Capital City Opera Company, Atlanta’s pride and joy of accessible classical music, the performances are at two highly regarded restaurants, Petite Augerge in Toco Hills near the Emory campus and Sugo in John’s Creek.
The cast includes soprano Elizabeth Claxton singing the role of Donna Anna/Zerlina with soprano Jessica Dennison performing Donna Elvira, along with tenor Khary Wilson as Don Ottavio joined by baritone Brian Bonin as Don Giovanni. The other voices are baritone Timothy Marshall as Leporello and bass-baritone Chris Connelly as Commendatore.
Capitol City Opera's music director Catherine Giel will be the accompanist.
You’ll need to make reservations and why not bring a friend. Dining is a celebration of friendship and when Mozart is added, something special is in the air. By the way, Mozart's Don Giovanni currently occupies 10th place on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide.
Tuesday, August 16
Petite Auberge in Toco Hills
Thursday, August 25
Sugo in Johns Creek