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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. New Production. Sung in English. A co-production with Opera Zuid. Running time approx. 3 hours.Performers Roderick Williams (Don Giovanni), Gerard O'Connor (Commendatore), Susannah Glanville (Donna Anna), Iain Paton (Don Ottavio), Giselle Allen (Donna Elvira), Andrew Foster-Williams (Leporello), Richard Burkhard (Leporello), Wyn Pencarreg (Masetto), Kim-Marie Woodhouse (Zerlina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Olivia Fuchs. Design Niki Turner. Lighting Bruno Poet. Costume Emma Ryott. Translation Amanda Holden. Choreographer Claire Glaskin. Director Alison de Burgh (fight).
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