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October 10, 2019

Kenilworth Union Church Goes to the Opera

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The seducer. The philanderer. The insolent libertine who takes what he wants and lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart’s drama of lust and revenge. He’s surrounded by memorable characters including his frustrated servant, Leporello, and the three women he encounters: fiery Donna Elvira, tormented Donna Anna, and impressionable Zerlina. Filled with thrilling music and drama, including a finale so overpoweringly dramatic that it changed music forever. Don Giovanni is justly celebrated as the perfect opera.

Interested in knowing more? In seeing the opera? Join John and Kathy Piepgras as their home, with Bill and Kathy Evertsberg on Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m. for a presentation and discussion of the opera. Bill and John will summarize the background and the story of the opera and play musical excerpts. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to Kathy Piepgras. Plans are being made for a group outing to a full performance of the opera on Thursday, November 14 by the Lyric Opera of Chicago; watch for details.