Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Presents: Don Giovanni Semi-Staged Production January 24, 2010 at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University

Jan 11, 2010, 08:00 ET from Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

BYSO: Only US Youth Orchestra to perform complete operas.

BOSTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The BYSO premier ensemble, Boston Youth Symphony (BYS), will perform Mozart's Don Giovanni at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at 3 p.m. with professional soloists and choral singers. This semi-staged production will include English supertitles.

BYSO Artistic Director Federico Cortese said: "The performance of a full opera by a youth orchestra is an absolutely remarkable and rare accomplishment of which I am very proud. Opera is a fantastic tool for the musical and personal growth of our students."

BYS is the most advanced of six ensembles that comprise the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. This 119-member ensemble engages students grades 5-12 from dozens of communities throughout New England.

Tickets are $25-30, and discounted group, student and senior tickets are available; call Sanders Theatre Box Office at (617) 496-2222. Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage on Felton Street.

More information about the BYSO and its 52nd season schedule is available at

Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University,

45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Boston Youth Symphony
     (BYS)                     Federico Cortese, Conductor
                               Marc Verzatt, Stage Director

    Mozart                     Don Giovanni,
                               Semi-staged performance

                               Don Giovanni, Christopher Burchett
                               Leporello, Eric Downs
                               Donna Elvira, Sara Jakubiak
                               Donna Anna, Arianna Zukerman
                               Don Ottavio, Steven Sanders
                               Zerlina, Joanna Mongiardo
                               Masetto, Matthew Burns
                               Il Commendatore, Kevin Burdette

    Also with members from Chorus pro Musica

SOURCE Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras