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Don Giovanni: Friday 14 February 2014, 7pm

Don Giovanni

Main Stage

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

ROH Director of Opera Kasper Holten directs a mesmerizing reading of Mozart’s tragicomedy.

Background

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.