Don Giovanni - Covent Garden (2014) - Don Giovanni - Covent Garden (2014)

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The impulsive and charismatic Don Giovanni travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When he commits murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni – first staged in 1787 – offers boundless scope for directors. Kasper Holten offers a new interpretation that foregrounds the theme of imagination. Don Giovanni is cast as an artist who seduces an endless stream of women through his ability to create wonderful illusions. His catalogue of sexual conquests is a vain attempt to escape his own mortality and comes at a high price.

Holten presents an exciting visual universe that ranges from colourful comedy to exhilarating drama. Set designs by Es Devlin – who was most recently at Covent Garden with Les Troyens – and costume designs by Anja Vang Kragh (Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Christian Dior) complete an impressive creative team. The production highlights the beauty and invention of Mozart’s dazzling score, which ranges from gorgeous arias and dramatic duets to the brilliant layering of dance melodies that bring Act I to a virtuoso close.

More information is available on the operahouse's official website.

Schedule

February 01, 2014 19:00:00

February 03, 2014 19:00:00

February 12, 2014 19:00:00

February 14, 2014 19:00:00

February 18, 2014 19:00:00

February 21, 2014 19:00:00

February 24, 2014 19:00:00

Casting

Kasper Holten

Nicola Luisotti

Mariusz Kwiecień

Alex Esposito

Alexander Tsymbalyuk

Malin Byström

Antonio Poli

Véronique Gens

Elizabeth Watts

Dawid Kimberg

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Don Giovanni

Leporello

Il Commendatore

Donna Anna

Don Ottavio

Donna Elvira

Zerlina

Masetto

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