Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Don Giovanni
Dramma giocoso in two acts KV 527
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Created on 29th October 1787 at the Prague National Theater
|Musical direction||Marc Minkowski|
|Stage direction and set design||Dmitri Tcherniakov|
|Costumes||Dmitri Tcherniakov and Elena Zaytseva|
|Don Giovanni||Rod Gilfry|
|Donna Anna||Maria Bengtsson|
|Don Ottavio||Paul Groves|
|Donna Elvira||Sonya Yoncheva*|
|Il Commendatore||Anatoli Kotscherga|
|Chorus||Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir|
|Orchestra||London Symphony Orchestra|
2010 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence production
In coproduction with the Moscow Bolshoi Theater, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto
Near the perfidious husband who had been her lover,
Seemed to claim from him one last smile
Where the sweetness of his first vows would shine forth.
Stood at the helm and cleft the dark waves;
But the calm hero, leaning on his sword,
Looked at the wake and not deign to see anything else.
Baudelaire, Don Juan in Hell, in Flowers of Evil and other works, edited and translated by Wallace Fowlie (New York: Bantam Books,  1964)
In no other opera than Don Giovanni are laughter and fear so inextricably bound. The Don Juan myth has taken many forms; yet Mozart’s opera offers a version that is no doubt the lushest, richest in contrasts, and also the most startling. The very overture of the dramma giocoso where the frightening grandeur of the infernal music mutates into a frenzied pursuit, sets the tone: boosted by his thousand and three conquest, Don Giovanni is dancing on the verge of an abyss. Don Giovanni’s mad chase will only be put to an end when a stone statue invites him to a feast where no earthly foods are served. More than two centuries after its creation, the emotional pull of this supreme opera remains absolutely intact.
On 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 23 July 2013 at 9:30pm
Prices:240€, 190€, 110€, 55€ and 30€
Youth prices: 15 €
Performance available within the package
Children discovery offer on 18 and 23 July.More prices details
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3h30 interval included
Performance in Italian with French and English surtitles
Live broadcast on 15 July on France Musique.