Much like human history, opera is epic in scale, full of murders and romantic intrigue, and frequently interrupted by deformed men in half-masks and capes. Get in on the grandeur with today's GrouponLive deal: for $33, you get one orchestra or loge ticket to see Opera Columbus' production of Don Giovanni, featuring Toronto's Opera Atelier along with the Opera Columbus Chorus and the Columbus Symphony, at the Southern Theatre on Sunday, November 27, at 2 p.m. (up to a $111.55 value online, including Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 12 p.m.
One of central Ohio's premier opera companies, Opera Columbus stages gorgeously sung operas in the lovingly restored 1896 Southern Theatre. The company opens the season with a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, a tale of the legendary libertine Don Juan that captures the villainy, heartbreak, and figure-flattering doublets of the 14th-century lothario. Guest artists from Opera Atelier, a Toronto-based company that specializes in baroque and 18th-century productions, lend their signature style to the performance with elaborate sets, lush costumes, and meticulous staging. English subtitles steer audiences through the melodramatic action as performers harmonize and trill Don Giovanni's seductive meanderings and dangerous missteps. The Columbus Symphony also lends its renowned harmony to the show.
The historic Southern Theatre's grand auditorium lifts performers onto the same stage held by such starlets as Sarah Bernhardt, Anna Pavlova, Lionel Barrymore, and Mae West. Before the opera, audiences can feast on the recently restored auditorium's eye candy, which includes a gilded ceiling etched with reclining figures, and majestic proscenium arches that transform into waterslides during intermission.
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