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A “New” Don Giovanni Sends the Audience of London Raving

The ruthless seducer of women and his erotic adventures experience a sublime revival at the Royal Opera House this February. The new production by Kasper Holten, director of the most important stage in Great Britain, is an incredible box-office hit. And again we get to see the fascination of evil – and how boring the forces of good can be.

11 February 2014 Events

Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni tackles a topic which has never gone out of date: the attraction of moral depravity in the form of Don Giovanni and his cunning servant Leporello. The story is well known. No woman in Seville is safe from the advances of this charismatic nobleman. In just one day he manages to seduce the beautiful Donna Anna, evade Donna Elvira whom he has just left, and then fall in love with the naive peasant girl Zerlina. When he also stabs Donna Anna’s father, the Commendatore, in a duel, the noose begins to tighten around his neck…

A Superb Cast – Unique Visual Effects

The Polish American baritone Mariusz Kwiecienis embodies Don Giovanni, Véronique Gens takes on the role of scorned Donna Elvira and Malin Bystrom sings Donna Anna. But these opera stars are only part of the superb cast. One of Italy’s leading basses, Alex Esposito, plays the jack of all trades Leporello and British soprano Elizabeth Watts plays the peasant girl Zerlina. Visual effects in the style of M.C. Escher and an extremely colourful and lush stage setting present a Don Giovanni unlike any seen before.

A Digital Broadcast in Real Time as an Alternative to a Journey to London

Mozart fans who did not get tickets need not despair. On February 12th, you have the unique opportunity to indulge in the infamous actions of Don Giovanni at participating Cinemaxx theatres – simultaneous with the performance at the Royal Opera House in superb sound and picture quality. This continues the tradition of live broadcasts of productions from the Royal Opera House which have been extremely popular in the past. Considering ticket prices in London, this is an attractive and inexpensive alternative!

Information on productions, dates and ticket prices at the Royal Opera House in London can be found here: www.roh.org.uk. Find information about the live broadcast at Cinemaxx theatres here: www.cinemaxx.de.  

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Stage Image from: "Don Giovanni 2014" at the Royal Opera House London

Source: Royal Opera House/Operapress