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.  Our 2018 Festival features Mozart’s Don Giovanni (in the version created for the first Vienna production), Salieri’s La Cifra (The Code), and a scenes program including Rimsky Korsakov’s one-act Russian opera Mozart & Salieri (after Pushkin), as well as extended scenes from Cosi fan tutteLe nozze di Figaro, and Salieri’s Falstaff.  Mozart and Salieri are as much the featured characters of our season, just as much as the Don. “Sacred & Profane” highlights include “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

Tickets Available Now!  Click HERE to go to Brown Paper Tickets


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 GiovanniCole Grissom
LeporelloEric LindseyJonathan Harris
Donna AnnaJennifer TownshendAngel Azzarra
Donna ElviraJessica MirshakStephanie Kim Johnson
Don OttavioMorgan ManifacierGabriel Hernandez
ZerlinaElyse KakacekSarah Ann Duffy
MasettoNobuki MommaJoshua Miller
CommendatoreHector MoriJoshua Miller

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

Le nozze di Figaro — Show Cast List

August 20, 21
SusannaMakayla McDonald

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