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 English with surtitles projected above the stage.Performers Christopher Purves (Don Giovanni), Clive Bayley (Leporello), Caitlin Lynch (Donna Anna), Allan Clayton (Don Ottavio), Christine Rice (Donna Elvira), James Creswell (Commendatore), Mary Bevan (Zerlina), Nicholas Crawley (Masetto).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Producer English National Opera. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth. Director Richard Jones. Design Paul Steinberg. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Mimi Jordan Sherin. Director Sarah Fahie (movement director). Translation Amanda Holden.