Accessibility links


Sign In
  • Home
  • News
  • Watch: Kasper Holten's Don Giovanni Video Diary (Episode 1)

Watch: Kasper Holten's Don Giovanni Video Diary (Episode 1)

The director will give exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses through his YouTube series.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

17 December 2013 at 12.10pm | 4 Comments

Don Giovanni director Kasper Holten is to give exclusive glimpses into the process of staging the opera through a video diary series, available to watch via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel.

In the first episode, Kasper reveals how lengthy an opera’s production process is: at this stage the team have already been working on Don Giovanni for two years.

The series will run until opening night on 1 February 2014, with entries a couple of times a week (aside from the festive period). Do share your comments and questions below, or on YouTube.

To follow Kasper's series, and to watch more behind-the-scenes content, subscribe to the Royal Opera House channel on YouTube:

Don Giovanni runs from 1-24 February 2014. A limited number of tickets are still available.

The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from David Hancock, Richard and Ginny Salter and The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

17 December 2013 at 12.10pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Kasper Holten, don giovanni, Film, Kasper Holten, Production, video, video diary

This article has 4 comments

  1. Michael Morris responded on 20 December 2013 at 10:31am Reply

    Kasper - Please tell us on your future you tube postings how will this production of Don Giovanni be different to other previous ones. ? What is your vision for this show and what have you the inspiration. Thanks

  2. Kasper Holten responded on 21 December 2013 at 7:42pm Reply

    Dear Michael, thanks for following the diary. I am going to reserve the right to be a bit secretive. I don't want to give away what we are trying to do TOO much before we show it. So the diary is going to be mostly about the process, rather than about the concept. Once the show is opened, I am of course more than happy to discuss the concept, but I do want to a) have the peace and quiet to get it right before I tell everyone what it is supposed to be, and b) more importantly keep a bit of the element of surprise for you all. I hope you can live with that… But, of course, there might be some give-aways over the next weeks… Merry xmas, Kasper

  3. Barbara mellish responded on 6 January 2014 at 10:13pm Reply

    My friend I enjoy our annual trip to the opera house and would like to see Don Giovanni however we prefer traditional productions please will you let me know if this is the case for this production..

Comment on this article

Your email will not be published

Website URL is optional