May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lucia Lucas, “the most prominent transgender singer in the opera world,” will perform the title role of Don Giovanni, an infamous rogue, charmer, seducer and cheat whom everyone finds magnetically sexy and irresistible. Described as “…absolutely impressive, arguably one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear” (TheSideBalcony), Lucas advocates for transgender understanding and has been a permanent member of the Staatstheatre Karlsruhe, Germany.
Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” blends a dazzling combination of stark human tragedy and poignant comedy, as Giovanni pursues the innocent Donna Anna played by former Tulsa Young Artist Karlye Whitt. Tulsa Opera Artistic Director Tobias Picker says, “Tulsa Opera is honored to give Karlye Whitt her world operatic debut. I believe Karlye is destined to be a major star.”
Soprano Pamela Armstrong returns to Tulsa as Donna Elvira. Armstrong, “her voice creamy from top to bottom” (New York Classical Review), joins Christine Taylor Price as Zerlina. Denni Sayers, who directed Tulsa Opera’s critically acclaimed 2016 production of “The Pearl Fishers,” and whose work is described by The West Australian as “a triumph of finely integrated operatic art,” brings this production to life alongside Uruguayan conductor Andrés Cladera.
May 3 – 7:30pm
May 5 – 2:30pm