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MORGAN’S DON GIOVANNI
Walnut Creek’s Festival
Opera continues its summer season with Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Conceived and directed by Musical Director Michael Morgan,
this energetic performance is staged in a nightclub,
and features the orchestra on-stage throughout the show.The production
stars Brian Leerhuber (who will be seen as Falke in the
upcoming SFO production of Die Fledermaus) in the title role.
Among the cast are many faces familiar to SFO Supers, including Kristin
Clayton (Donna Anna), who made her SFO opera debut in the 1994
The Dangerous Liaisons, former SFO chorister Aimee Puentes
(Zerlina), tenor Brian Frutiger (Don Ottavio), who not
only entertained us at least year’s super party, but will also be
singing the role of El Remendado in the upcoming SFO Carmen,
and SFO chorus bass Clifton Romig as the Commendatore.
Rounding out the cast are Kirk Eichelberger as Leporello,
Layna Chianakas as Donna Elvira, and John Frederick
Among the supernumeraries in the production are Mike Harvey and Charlie
Lichtman. The chorus, made up of teenagers, features SFO super Kirk
fresh from his starring appearance in Diablo Light Opera's recent production
of The Pajama Game.
through August 20.