This event was part of the 2016 Festival Programme.
New production sung in English - finish time 22.20.
Don Giovanni: Nicholas Lister
Donna Anna: Camilla Roberts
Commendatore: Tim Dawkins
Director Lloyd Wood sets his Don Giovanni in turn-of-the-century Vienna: a city of bustling creativity, scientific discoveries and dangerous tension – the city of Freud. ETO’s Don Giovanni explores the themes of purity and death in a sequence of complex relationships between women and men, and men and men.
Don Giovanni will be conducted by ETO Music Director Michael Rosewell. Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning designer Anna Fleischle will design Don Giovanni.
Don Giovanni, a Spanish nobleman, travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When his actions lead to murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.
Is Don Giovanni a hero who defies all authority, or an amoral faker, a rapist and a murderer? To whichever conclusion you are pulled by the first, immortal bars of the score, every performance of Mozart and Da Ponte’s masterpiece is a musical and dramatic whirlwind, culminating in a supernatural intervention. It is as if the gods, or the dead, are summoned to finish the man who acknowledges no father, no law, no love, no fate.
Sung in English with surtitles more information Don Giovanni
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