Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Alex Esposito Continues as Reigning Leporello

Alex Esposito in Deutsche Oper Berlin's Don Giovanni
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Don Giovanni, Adam Plachetka as Masetto and Sylvia Schwartz as Zerlina  during a dress rehearsal of "Don Giovanni" in Vienna. (REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger)


Let's face it Alex Esposito has emerged as the reigning Leporello in the world. If an opera company is assembling a world-class ensemble, it seems like the hunky Italian is the first one called to play Don Giovanni's sidekick. The Vienna State Opera is the latest to call on the physically and vocally gifted performer. He will be performing opposite Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Don Giovanni from December 11-27. 

The cast also includes Sally Matthews as Donna Anna, Saimir Pirgu as Don Ottavio, Roxana Constantinescu as Donna Elvira and Adam Plachetka as Masetto. Tickets and performance is available at the Vienna State Opera website.

You can watch a rehearsal video HERE.  

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