2018 Festival: Mozart & Salieri

August 11–26
Summer Shares at La MaMa

66 East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)

Opera’s greatest rivals, or Opera’s greatest co-workers?  Mozart and Salieri simultaneously served as important musicians in the Viennese Court Theater for years in the late 18th century, alongside their colleague, librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte.  This year, we tell the story of two of opera’s most famous rivals (or most productive colleagues!).  Don Giovanni, Mozart’s iconic operatic #metoo tale is followed by Salieri’s playful La Cifra (The Code)… a hidden gem of an opera about a hidden gem of a young woman.  The repertory season encompassing 13 total performances also includes “Vignettes from Vienna,” a scenes program featuring not only works by the two Vienna court composers, but also Rimsky-Korsakov’s one-act opera Mozart & Salieri (based on a short Pushkin play), bringing the two composers to life (and one “to death”) on stage.  On the penultimate day of the festival, Sacred & Profane: Songs and Ephemera gathers religious and sacrilegious works of both composers in an afternoon recital including “Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia” – a cantata written jointly by Mozart, Salieri, and “Cornetti” with a libretto by Da Ponte, plus magnificent songs of Mozart, canons of Salieri, and other rarities both sublime and ridiculous.

Evening Performances at 7:30; Matinees at 2

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Don Giovanni

August 11, 12m, 17, 19m, 23, 25

Owen Horsley, Stage Director
Chris Fecteau and Chris Whittaker, Conductor and Music Director

Show Cast List

August 11, 19m, 23August 12m, 17, 25
Don GiovanniEric LindseyCole Grissom
LeporelloJonathan HarrisEric Lindsey
Donna AnnaJennifer TownshendAngel Azzarra
Donna ElviraJessica MirshakStephanie Kim Johnson
Don OttavioMorgan ManifacierGabriel Hernandez
ZerlinaElyse KakacekSarahAnn Duffy
MasettoNobuki MommaJoshua Miller
CommendatoreJoshua MillerHector Mori

La cifra

August 18, 22, 24, 26m

Brittany Goodwin, Stage Director
Catherine O'Shaughnessy, Conductor and Music Director

Show Cast List

August 18, 22, 24, 26mCover Cast
Milord Gualtier FidelingTimothy StoddardCharles Calotta
EurillaRachel BarkerHeather Bobeck
LisottaAllison GishNicholle Bittlingmeyer
SandrinoIan JoyalAndrew Jurden
LeandroStephen SteffensVincenzo Catarisano
RusticoneAngky BudiardjonoJohn Brakatselos

Vignettes from Vienna (Mozart)

August 20, 21

Così fan tutte — Show Cast List

August 20, 21
FiordiligiHeather Bobeck
DorabellaAndrea Howland Myers
FerrandoVincenzo Catarisano
GuglielmoJohn Brakatselos
DespinaNicholle Bittlingmeyer
Don AlfonsoIan Joyal

Falstaff [Salieri] — Show Cast List

August 20, 21
Mrs. FordElyse Kakacek
Mrs. SlenderInbal Milliger
Mr. SlenderAndrew Jurden
Mr. FordCharles Calotta
FalstaffHector Mori
BardolfoWill Esch

Mozart & Salieri — Show Cast List

August 20, 21Cover Cast
MozartGabriel HernandezMorgan Manifacier
SalieriNobuki MommaJonathan Harris

Le nozze di Figaro — Show Cast List

August 20, 21
SusannaMakayla McDonald
CountessMaria Servodidio
CountJoshua Miller
CherubinoSarahAnn Duffy

Sacred & Profane: Songs & Ephemera of Mozart & Salieri

August 25m


Creative Team & Production Staff

Matthew Iacozza, Scenic Designer
Dante Olivia Smith, Lighting Designer
Claire Townsend, Costume Designer