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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 surtitlesPerformers Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni), Roberto Tagliavini (Leporello), Malin Bystrom (Donna Anna), Daniel Behle (Don Ottavio), Christine Rice (Donna Elvira), Louise Alder (Zerlina), Leon Kosavic (Masetto), Lars Woldt (The Commendatore).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Israeli Opera. Producer Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona. Producer Houston Grand Opera. Conductor Hartmut Haenchen. Director Kasper Holten. Design Es Devlin. Design Luke Halls (video). Costume Anja Vang Kragh. Lighting Bruno Poet. Choreographer Signe Fabricius. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
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