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'Don Giovanni' (2012)

Dudamel's ongoing three-year project of staging Mozart operas with sets and costumes by famed architects and designers has been the most ambitious undertaking at Disney yet. It began with a site-specific "Don Giovanni" enacted amid crumpled paper sculptures by Frank Gehry. Rodarte provided flamboyant get-ups for the singers, and Christopher Alden, the probing stage direction. The cast was first-rate. Dudamel conducted a deep "Don" from memory. Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times
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