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 Italian, with English and Welsh surtitlesPerformers David Stout (Leporello), Elizabeth Watts (Donna Elvira - not Mar 23), Camilla Roberts (Donna Elvira - Mar 23), Emily Birsan (Donna Anna - not Mar 7), Meeta Raval (Donna Anna - Mar 7), Gavan Ring (Don Giovanni), Miklos Sebestyen (Commendatore), Benjamin Hulett (Don Ottavio) - not Apr 19, Nico Darmanin (Don Ottavio - Apr 19), Katie Bray (Zerlina), Gareth Brynmor John (Masetto).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Company Welsh National. Conductor James Southalli. Director John Caird (original director). Director Caroline Chaney (revival director). Design John Napier. Costume Yoon Bae. Design Yoon Bae (assistant). Lighting David Hersey. Director Matthew Holmquist (staff director). Director Samuel Davies (revival fight director).