Don Giovanni: Friday 14 February 2014, 7pm
Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy.
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.
Access restrictions on 14 February
The Royal Opera House is hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 on 16 February. Owing to the scale of the event, Bow Street will be closed to all traffic from 13 to 17 February 2014. We recommend those patrons who cannot walk long distances are dropped off either at the corner of Bow Street and Floral Street, or the junction between Wellington Street and Russell Street.