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.
Archive :: production:T01572046512, opera or operetta:S1919, venue:V1850998411
Wexford Festival Opera 2002
Sung in Italian. From October 18th, the Festival again presents the hugely popular Opera Scenes. These offer three different mainstream operas in ninety-minute versions performed in the original language with piano accompaniment, principal characters and costumes. For 2002 the operas are Verdi's Rigoletto
, Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
, and Mozart's Don Giovanni
. All performances take place in the intimate surroundings of The Barn, White's Hotel. White's Hotel The Barn