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'Don Giovanni' encores on Sunday

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Adam Plachetka (left) as Leporello and Malin Bystrom as Donna Elvira in Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'.
Simon Keenlyside, the star of Mozart's 'Don Giovanni', seen here in a naughty romp with a few of his many women friends.
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This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Palace Cineplex, the audience in Jamaica will have another chance to enjoy the magnificence of Don Giovanni, under the capable guidance of Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi. It features the powerful voices of a cast including acclaimed English baritone Simon Keenlyside as Don Giovanni, Russian soprano Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom as Donna Elvira, Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi as Zerlina, American tenor Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, bass-baritone Adam Plachetka, (Prague, Czech Republic) as Leporello, Matthew Rose (bass, Brighton, England) as Masetto and South Korean bass Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore.

The Met: Live in HD's transmission of Mozart's Don Giovanni had an estimated attendance of 71,975 in North America, earning a gross of US$1.7 million. It was seen live on more than 900 screens. An estimated additional 103,225 people saw it live on 800 screens in 37 countries in Europe, 11 countries in Latin America, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Jamaica (at the Carib 5 last Saturday) and Morocco.

 

Attendance boost

 

Delayed showings throughout Asia, Australia, Madagascar, New Zealand and South Africa and encore performances in North America and Europe are expected to boost worldwide attendance of Don Giovanni to more than 250,000. The encore screening in the US was on Wednesday, October 26. The encore screenings in Canada are on November 26, 28, and 30.

The live transmission, hosted by Joyce DiDonato, was directed for cinema by Matthew Diamond.

Don Giovanni was the second of 10 live transmissions to be shown this season. The next transmission will be on Saturday, December 11, featuring the Metropolitan Opera's new production and premiere of Kaija Saariaho's L'amour de Loin, directed by Robert Lepage.

The Met's Live in HD series now reaches more than 2,000 cinemas in 72 countries around the world, including Jamaica. Tickets are available at the box office or online at www.palaceamusement.com with a Palace Card or any major credit card.