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Malin Bystrom as Donna Anna and Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera © 2019 ROH. Photograph by Mark Douet

Don Giovanni (2019)

27 November27 December 2020
£3
Online only
Opera and music

Streaming: Friday 27 November 2020 at 7pm GMT, broadcast online as part of the Royal Opera House's #OurHouseToYourHouse series. Available to watch until 27 December 2020.

Don Giovanni is the second of Mozart’s landmark collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (after The Marriage of Figaro and before Così fan tutte). In it, they created a work that has beguiled and entranced in equal measure since its premiere in 1787. Perfectly situated, as no other opera, between tragedy and comedy, this potent drama combines glorious music with a seductive central character who is endlessly fascinating in his complexity.

Kasper Holten’s 2014 production for The Royal Opera casts Don Giovanni as an artist who thrives on an audience enticed by his creative gifts. The visually spectacular set by award-winning designer Es Devlin features ingenious video designs by Luke Halls which provide an insight into the characters’ thoughts and emotions. But at the production’s heart are the beauty and invention of Mozart’s dazzling score.

Language
Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Streaming generously supported by The Foyle Foundation.

Synopsis

The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.

Don Giovanni continues to seduce and betray with his usual rapacity. Haunted by the ghost of the murdered man, he decides to invite him to dinner. The ghost urges him to repent – but Don Giovanni refuses.

Creatives

CompanyThe Royal Opera

MusicWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

LibrettoLorenzo da Ponte

DirectorKasper Holten

Set designerEs Devlin

Video designerLuke Halls

Costume designerAnja Vang Kragh

Lighting designerBruno Poet

ChoreographerSigne Fabricius

Revival directorJack Furness

Revival fight directorAnnie Lees-Jones

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