NARROWSBURG — There was not a seat to be had at the Tusten Theatre on Sunday afternoon, which is to say that if you want to catch a first-rate production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" staged by Delaware Valley Opera, you have only two more opportunities in theaters of limited capacity.
Directed by Jim Blanton, this first of three presentations sung in Italian with English supertitles could not have been better. And given its quality in everything operatic, it surely ranks among the best of staged productions in recent memory.
The show about a wanton Spanish nobleman features excellent singing by eight principals and 17 supporting cast members, most of the latter being young and new to the company. In the title role of Don Giovanni, baritone Jeremy Moore looks dashing, carries himself with swagger and sings with a commanding voice as he deals with the women in his life.
If you go ...
What: Mozart's "Don Giovanni," sung in Italian, with English supertitles
Where: Seelig Theatre, Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake
When: 3 p.m. Aug. 10
Where: Ritz Theatre, 512 Keystone St., Hawley, Pa. 7:30 p.m.
When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15,2008
Tickets: $25, $22 senior citizens and students, $15 age 18 and younger