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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.Performers Natale de Carolis (Don Giovanni), Barbara Frittoli (Donna Anna), Sandra Zeltzer (Donna Elvira), Alessandro Corbelli (Leporello), Bruce Ford (Don Occtavio), Gwynne Howell (Commendatore), Patrizia Biccire (Zerlina), Nathan Berg (Masetto).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera Company. Conductor Andrew Davis. Director Graham Vick. Design Richard Hudson. Choreographer Ron Howell. Lighting Richard Hudson.
from an ordinary punter (11Jan01): A truly awful evening orchestra and stage badly balanced, production unsubtle and gratuitously "in your face" and poor dramatic presentation. Thank goodness its Graham Vicks last outing - he has ruined one of my favourite operas forever as I will never again be able to see it beyond the self indulgent pretentious mess he served up.
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