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History vs. Opera: Don Giovanni with Dr. Muriel McClendon, Dr. Teofilo Ruiz and Jeremy Frank

Posted on: July 27, 2021

In this podcast, Dr. Muriel McClendon, Associate Professor of History at UCLA, and Dr. Teofilo Ruiz, a scholar of social and popular cultures of late medieval and early modern Spain, chat with LA Opera Associate Chorus Master Jeremy Frank about Mozart’s Don Giovanni — the fantasy and reality of the story, the meanings of Mozart’s music, and the complexity of the histories that centered this story in social roles and agency are discussed in a deep exploration of one of Mozart’s most well-known operas.

This discussion, which was recorded as part of LA Opera Connects professional development series, Opera for Educators, covers some adult topics, and may not be suitable for listeners of all ages.