Opera on the Edge

This innovative program is designed to provide an introduction to opera for those who have no experience with the art form or who may not be inclined to attend a traditional opera performance in a theatre.


(adaptation of Don Giovanni)

Meet Uncle John...rather lock the door. #UncleJohn is one of the newest Transladaptations from opera director Joel Ivany. He has transposed Mozart’s tumultuous masterpiece to Columbus’ funky club scene, delivering an original take which is "smart, sassy and meticulously crafted," (Opera Going Toronto). The setting is Masetto and Zerlina’s wedding reception, catered by the high-powered Michael Bridge and his daughter businesswoman (Donna) Anna, all of which presents the perfect predatory setting that allows Uncle John to pursue the bride. Pull out your smartphones as texting plays an important role roping in protagonists’ passions for all to see (you'll want to make sure you come for Leporello's iPad aria). Creator Joel Ivany’s boisterous #UncleJohn "sets a new standard for contemporary theatrical adaptations, musical and otherwise." This brand new Don Giovanni, "with its glossy polish and hipster lifestyle jokes, comfortably inhabits its classic skin." It's Mozart, an hour long and sung in English. Come hear Mozart’s iconic opera like never before.

Performance Dates

Shadowbox Live Bistro

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 5PM
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 5PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5PM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5PM 

Refectory Restaurant and Bistro

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6PM
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6PM
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6PM 

Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8PM

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to Shadowbox Live performances are $10 and can be purchased by calling Shadowbox at 614-416-7625. Reservations are encouraged.

Refectory Restaurant reservations are $95 and include a four-course dinner with a pre-set menu (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). Held in the Choir Loft. Seating is limited to the first 36 guests. Reservations required by calling 614-451-9774. Purchase Refectory Tickets Here

To register for a performance at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, please click here.