The Goethe-Institut is pleased to welcome the Chicago Opera Theater once again for a sneak preview of their upcoming rendition of Don Giovanni. Don't miss this opportunity to take part in a discussion with conductor Jane Glover, director Diane Paulus and Don Giovanni himself, Iain Paterson.
, Music Director of Chicago's Music of the Baroque
, made her professional debut at the Wexford Festival in 1975. Since that time she has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain, as well as orchestras in Europe, the U.S., the Far East and Australasia.
Diane Paulus received her BA from Harvard and her MFA in Directing from Columbia University's School of the Arts. Since that time, Ms. Paulus' directorial accomplishments have included: the internationally touring Off-Broadway production The Donkey Show; The Golden Mickeys for Disney Creative Entertainment in Hong Kong; Best of Both Worlds, a gospel/r&b adaptation of A Winter's Tale produced off-Broadway by Music-Theatre Group and The Women's Project; and The Karaoke Show, an adaptation of Comedy of Errors set in a karaoke bar, produced by Jordan Roth Productions.
Iain Paterson is one of Europe's leading young bass-baritones. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he studied with Neilson Taylor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since that time Patterson has worked with such prestigious opera institutions as the Welsh National Opera, the English National Opera (where Iain remained a Company Principal until 2005), the Royal Opera House, and the Salzburg Easter Festival, where he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle.