Opera star Bryn Terfel to present the LIVE relay of Don Giovanni
The Welsh bass-baritone will introduce audiences to Mozart’s tragicomedy live from the Royal Opera House.
7 February 2014 at 10.39am | 3 Comments
Renowned bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will present the LIVE cinema relay of Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Wednesday 12 February. Bryn will introduce audiences to Mozart’s most famous seducer, interviewing members of the cast and creative team and introducing exclusive behind-the-scenes films. He will not be dressed as Wotan during the relay.
‘I’m looking forward to yet another insight into Mozart’s thought-provoking drama, this time from behind the scenes,’ said Bryn, ‘to being introduced to some new young singers on our Mozart stage and, last but not least, to hearing the stamp of Luisotti on this incredible score.’
Send us your questions for Bryn and Kasper via the comments section below, on Facebook, or using the hashtag #ROHdongiovanni, and we will ask a selection during the interval.
Bryn made his Royal Opera House debut in Don Giovanni in 1992 singing the role of Masetto. In 2002, he returned to the main stage in the title role. His discography now includes three recordings of the opera, in each of which he sings a different role: Masetto, Leporello and Don Giovanni.
Bryn Terfel as Don Giovanni and Melanie Diener as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni © Catherine Ashmore 2002
Bryn most recently performed at the Royal Opera House as Wotan/Wanderer in Wagner’s The Ring Cycle, and will be returning to the main stage in March to sing the role of Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust.
Kasper Holten’s new production of Don Giovanni, which had its world premier on 1 February, focuses on the creative and seductive energy of Don Giovanni, playing with themes of reality and imagination. It features set design by Es Devlin (Les Troyens) and video design by Luke Halls. Buy the Royal Opera House Digital Guide to Don Giovanni.
The Royal Opera House Cinema Season relays our performances to over 1,100 cinemas in 29 countries around the world. The next live relay will be The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty on 19 March. Other productions in the 2013/14 Cinema Season include The Winter’s Tale and Manon Lescaut.