What Gustavo Dudamel's Don Giovanni might sound like is debatable. Especially as so far the LA Phil have only announced one singer (Mariusz Kwiecen) for the three night run at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in May. An 'international cast' is promised, but at this stage Anna Netrebko's dance card is probably full, KWIM?
At least it's odds on to look good.
The always-provocative Christopher Alden directs. The venue's architect, Frank Gehry, makes his opera debut (as far as I know*) at the age of 82 by designing the sets.
And, just announced, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, of Black Swan (below) fame, are to create the costumes. "It only took a few seconds to say ‘yes,’” said Laura. “My grandmother sang opera, and if she were alive today, this would be her proudest moment.” Awwww.
* UPDATE - Reader John advises "Frank Gerhy designed the sets for the opening production of the Opera Theater he designed for Bard College in upstate New York – 2 hours from Manhattan. The opera was Osud by Janacek. This was his debut as a set designer. In my opinion they weren’t bad but they weren’t great."