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WMU Opera & Orchestra Team Up For Mozart And Mahler

Nov 11, 2021

Mozart's Don Giovanni and Mahler's Symphony No. 4, mvt 3 will be performed by WMU Opera and WMU Symphony.
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Western Michigan University senior Brook Leinbaugh, sophomore John Graham, and graduate student Mackenzie Wells are all members of a cast of over 20 in a condensed version of Mozart's last opera, Don Giovanni. With Director of Opera Carl Ratner, they join Cara Lieurance to talk about the story of the opera and their characters, as they prepare to take the stage at 8 pm on Friday, Nov 12 and at 3 pm on Sunday, Nov 14 in Miller Auditorium.


The Western Michigan University Symphony will be on the Miller stage for the semi-staged production, which is set in 1936 - the year in which the first complete recording of Don Giovanni was first made. The Symphony will also perform music from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4.