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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.Performers Rodney Clarke (Don Giovanni), Hilary Brennan (Donna Anna), Georgia Ginsberg (Zerlina), Henry Grant Kerswell (Il Commendatore), Lian Massa-Harris (Leporello), Catharine Rogers (Donna Elvira), Greg Tassell (Don Otavvio), John Woods (Massetto).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Company TellTale Opera. Director Fiona Williams. Musical Director Stephen Hose. Translation Amanda Holden.
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