Written shortly after The Marriage of Figaro
. Based on the famous legend of Don Juan the master seducer from whom no woman can be considered safe. Don Giovanni pursues, seduces, rapes and murders and in the climax is pulled to hell by a stone statue of one of his victims come to life - he remains unrepentant. His servant Leporello witnesses all his masters wrongs. There is also a rarely performed opera of the same name (and story) by Giuseppe Gazzaniga which was first performed in 1786, eight months before Mozart's version. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.Performers Morten Ernst Lassen (Don Giovanni), Neal Davies (Leporello), Lyne Fortin (Donna Anna), Alessandro Guerzoni (Commendatore), Jonas Degerfeldt (Don Ottavio), Monica Colonna (Donna Elvira), Katija Dragojevic (Zerlina), Panajotis Iconomou (Masetto).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Richard Armstrong. Conductor Derek Clark (Apr 7 Apr 10-12). Director John Cox. Design Peter Howson. Lighting Davy Cunningham.