Giovanni, updated as a celebration
of Spanish sic-kitsch set in the '90s, replete with air couches,
Chanel clothes, lots of jewels and a bright white stage made of tiles
with bulls, this production is a dedication to Spanish
cinematographer Pedro Almodóvar and Cuban Bolero singer La Lupe. On the
stage will be five neon bull sculptures, a five-piece couch covered
with Piet Mondrian fabric, and lots of gazpacho. The performers
will be driven by their most inner desires and fears, living their
lives in a continuous state of suspension. A suspension of
time...a suspension of senses...in a '90s Spain where food, sex and
pop culture are modes of expression.
Stefanos Koroneos is the General and Artistic Director of the Teatro
Grattacieo. He brings with him the experience of having worked with
some of the most distinguished directors and opera directors,
including Franco Zeffirelli, Fabrizio Melano, Moisés Kaufman and
Richard Bonynge. In 2021 he directed Mozart's Idomeneo in
Heraklion, Greece, followed by Mascagni's L'amico Fritz for
the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. In 2022 he is directing a new
production of Don Giovanni at the Apollon Theater in Syros,
Phoenicia Festival of the Voice and Rhodes International Festival,
and Giulietta e Romeo by Zandonai for Teatro Grattacielo in
Battery Park City, New York.
performance will also feature Maestro Jason Tramm leading the Light
Opera of New Jersey Chamber Orchestra.
LONJ is a premier operetta, opera, and musical theater
company founded in 1995 by William Corson and Lauran Corson, Artistic
To learn more about upcoming productions, visit https://lightoperaofnewjersey.org.