Topic: College of Fine Arts

February 2, 2009

Ball State University's Opera Theatre will perform "Don Giovanni," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 2 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Emens Auditorium. Ball State Symphony Orchestra will perform the score.

"It was an immediate success at its premiere and opened with brilliance, joy and jubilant reviews," said Joseph Levitt, assistant professor of voice.

It is the story of the infamous Don Juan (Giovanni) and three of his countless female encounters: Donna Elvira, Donna Anna and Zerlina.

In Act II, the women all seek revenge on Giovanni and his servant Leporello. Giovanni's destruction and damnation to hell are executed by the statue of the murdered father of Donna Anna.

"When attending the show, viewers will experience a quality performance that is equivalent to the performances at most regional opera houses, including central Indiana's Indianapolis Opera" Levitt said.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students with school ID, $12.50 for senior citizens and groups of more than 10. For group prices, please contact Emens Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased through the Emens Auditorium's box office at 765-285-1539, through any Ticketmaster outlet online,, or by phone at 765-285-3131.

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