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PAOLO BORDOGNA AS LEPORELLO IN DON GIOVANNI FOR HIS HOUSTON GRAND OPERA DEBUT


April 20, 2019

On Saturday 20, 2019 Paolo Bordogna will make his HGO debut as Leporello in a new Don Giovanni production by Kasper Holten, under the musical direction of Maestro Cristian Măcelaru. It will be the first in a series of five performances which runs through May 5, 2019. Bordogna will share the stage with Ryan McKinny in the title role, Ailyn Pérez as Donna Anna, Melody Moore as Donna Elvira, Ben Bliss as Don Ottavio, Dorothy Gal as Zerlina and Kristinn Sigmundsson as the Commendatore.

 

This marks Paolo Bordogna's third appearance in the United States, having previously performed as Don Magnifico in La cenerentola and Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Washington National Opera. As Leporello, the Italian baritone has appeared at major international opera houses, including at the Vienna State Opera.

 

After Don Giovanni, Paolo Bordogna's upcoming engagements include Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro at the Sydney Opera House for Opera Australia, Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the NCPA Beijing and the Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, Taddeo in L'italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Regio Turin, and Gamberotto in L'equivoco stravagante at the Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro.

 

Information about Don Giovanni at the HGO:

 

Don Giovanni: Ryan McKinny; Leporello: Paolo Bordogna; Donna Anna: Ailyn Pérez; Donna Elvira: Melody Moore; Don Ottavio: Ben Bliss; Zerlina: Dorothy Gal; Masetto: Daniel Noyola; Commendatore: Kristin Sigmundsson

 

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor; Kasper Holten, director

 

Performances: April 20, 27, 30; May 3, 5, 2019

 

[Photo: Lynne Lane]



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