“Don Giovanni is a story of our times and open to a lot of different interpretations. “
This production of Don Giovanni is an interdisciplinary dialog between arts and artworks. We have created a 90s inspired “glass box” where time is suspended. The characters live and relate to each other through addictions, sex, food and pop culture in Madrid in early 90s. Madrid was dominated by pop and film icons such as Madonna, Duran Duran and my beloved Pedro Almodovar. Together with them some minor, but yet very important public figures such as La Lupe-a Cuban American Bolero singer and Miss Shangay Lily, a pioneer Queer activist and social agitator in Spain’s incipient gay rights movement.
I am very happy to be bringing this production to Phoenicia Festival of the Voice this year since I believe that the fits well the progressive and creative community that has embraced this Festival since their beginnings. Don Giovanni is a story of our times and open to a lot of different interpretations. Mine draws inspiration from my youth and my very first loves: movies, pop culture, fashion and music.
“I am passionate about light, angles, geometry, human conditions and interdisciplinary arts. I bring these passions to my work”.
Stefanos was born in the beautiful city of Athens but grew up between 2 small towns in southern Greece. He describes his childhood as a world full of photographic memories: postcards of places, faces, and buildings. At age of 20, Stefanos moved to Italy to study architecture. He soon discovered his other great passion: opera.
From that moment on, his life entered a total immersion in theater and classical music, first as a student, then as a performer and now as a director