Lyric’s “Don Giovanni” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** The political and social landscape in America has changed dramatically over the course of the past five years. So, some eyebrows may have been raised when Lyric Opera of Chicago announced that they would present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” After all, director Robert Falls’ production of this work, which premiered at Lyric during the 2014/2015 season, deals very frankly with themes of privilege, rape, murder, the corrupting ability and misuse of power as well as the disturbing repeated sexual abuse of women, particularly some very young girls. In this present #MeToo moment, do we really need to have this pompous parade of treachery and immoral display of humanity thrust in our face? Based upon the merits of this stellar production, the answer is a resounding “yes.” 4 SPOTLIGHTS

“Don Giovanni” continues to December 8, 2019 with the following performances:

November 26 at 7:00 PM
November 30 at 7:30 PM
December 3 at 7:00 PM
December 5 at 2:00 PM
December 8 at 2:00 PM

Lyric Opera of Chicago is located at 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased by calling (312) 827-5600 or visit www.lyricopera.org

Running time is 3 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.