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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. Performances end at approximately 22:00.Performers Garry Magee (Don Giovanni), Nathan Berg (Leporello), Iain Paterson (Leporello from June 29), Catrin Wyn-Davies (Donna Elvira), Claire Weston (Donna Elvira from June 29), Paul Nilon (Don Ottavio), Linda Richardson (Zerlina), Philip Ens (Commendatore), Leslie John Flanagan (Masetto), Judith Howarth, Claire Rutter.
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Company English National Opera. Conductor Joseph Swensen. Conductor Noel Davies (from June 29). Director Calixto Bieito. Design Alfons Flores. Costume Merce Paloma. Lighting Xavi Clot. Translation Amanda Holden.
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