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 Jonathan McGovern (Don Giovanni), David Ireland (Leporello), David Ireland (Leporello), Camila Titinger (Donna Anna), Sky Ingram (Donna Elvira), Trystan Llyr Griffiths (Don Ottavio), Paul Whelan (Commendatore), Mireille Asselin (Zerlina), Thomas Faulkner (Masetto).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (1787). Producer Garsington Opera. Director Michael Boyd. Conductor Douglas Boyd. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth.