Cristian Macelaru bows with the cast of Don Giovanni (Photo credit: Primo Artists)
The Houston Grand Opera‘s performance of “Don Giovanni” with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra led by Cristian Macelaru, had its closing night today. Audiences and critics alike praised the musicians of the HGO Orchestra and the vocalists including Ryan McKinny, Ailyn Pérez, Paolo Bordogna, Melody Moore, Ben Bliss, Dorothy Gal, and Daniel Noyola.
The Texas Classic Review raved, “The HGO Orchestra, led by Cristian Macelaru, added its own force at the opera’s climax, as well as playing with nimbleness, clarity and spirit. Macelaru made plenty of room for the singers to caress Mozart’s lyricism.”
Check out some close up shots from the the final performance of “Don Giovanni” at Wortham Theater Center, courtesy of Lynn Lane Photography: