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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. Approx. running time 3 hours 25 minutes. Supported (2002)by Colubia Foundation of San Francisco with additional support provided by The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundations.

Performers Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), Erwin Schrott (Leporello), Ian Bostridge (Don Ottavio), Alexandra von der Weth (Donna Anna), Robert Lloyd (Commendatore), Reinhard Hagen (Commendatore Oct 8/11), Darren Jeffery (Masetto).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Producer Royal Opera House. Corporate Sponsor Columbia Foundation of San Francisco. Corporate Sponsor The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation. Director Francesca Zambello. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Design Maria Bjornson. Lighting Paul Pyant. Choreographer Stephen Mear.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01767476756. Details of all Don Giovanni archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1919

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12 Sep 03
to
11 Oct 03
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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