Last night after a busy rehearsal schedule the Opera Britain production of Don Giovanni had it’s first performance. Throughout the day we had busied ourselves as everything came together and the production took on a life of it’s own. When you are caught up in it all sometimes it is hard to envisage how the final production will appear to the audience. It is such an exciting experience and one that ceases to amaze me as the concepts put together by the Director, in this production Conleth Stanley, start to take shape around you.
The musical accompaniment provided by Jonathan Ellis was wonderful and we were all kept in line musically by the talented Tom Newall who as conductor brought the show to life.
My fellow cast members were:
Don Giovanni – Lewis Dillon
Leporello – Darwin Leonard
Donna Anna – Lorna Rushton
Donna Elvira – Heather Heighway
Don Ottavio – Catalin Lazurka
Masetto – Matthew Mannion
Il Commentadore – David Palmer
and myself playing Zerlina.
I must a say a very special thank you to Jayne Wilson, Artistic Director and Dr Robert Alderson, Chairman, for bringing us all together for this amazing experience 🙂
Now as if by magic I hope this post publishes on time as I have set the timer and will be keeping my fingers crossed as I will be assisting with lighting in tonight’s production as Niamh St John performs the role of Zerlina.