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. Sky and Artsworld Season. Running time approximately 2hrs 50mins.

Performers Mark Stone (Don Giovanni), Linda Richardson (Donna Anna), Iain Paterson (Leporello), Mary Plazas (Donna Elvira), Barry Banks (Don Ottavio), Victoria Simmonds (Zerlina), Hans-Peter Scheidegger (Commendatore).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Company English National Opera. Conductor David Parry. Director Calixto Bieito. Translation Amanda Holden. Design Alfons Flores. Costume Merce Paloma. Lighting Alan Burrett.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0871538540. Details of all Don Giovanni archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1919

Archive Listings

30 Sep 04
5 Nov 04
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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