From the thrilling overture until Don Giovanni's final comeuppance, this story of a serial seducer's conquests and downfall is told in arias and ensemble numbers that never cease to amaze with their brilliance and inventiveness.
The lascivious Don is caught in the middle of another seduction by the young woman's father, whom he kills as he makes his escape. In time it dawns on her, as she hunts for the killer, that the seducer, the murderer and the local lord of the manor are all one and the same. This moment of realisation is told in music that cuts to the quick...
Soprano Sky Ingram sings Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Garsington
Jonathan McGovern singsDon Giovanni in this new production directed by Michael Boyd with David Ireland as his manservant Leporello. The injured Donna Anna is sung by Camila Titinger, with Sky Ingram as the vengeful former lover, Donna Elvira.
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths sings Don Ottavio, Donna Anna's long-suffering betrothed, and Paul Whelan sings the murdered father, the Commendatore, who comes back to haunt Don Giovanni.
Douglas Boyd conducts Garsington Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Designs are by Tom Piper.
Don Giovanni is sung in Italian with English surtitles. General booking opens 10AM, Tues 19 March. Prices include voluntary £70 donation per ticket. Performances on 30 May; 1, 7, 13, 24, and 29 June; 3, 6, 12, 14, 18 and 21 July. Pre-performance talk 4:15PM, Friday 7 June,
|What||Don Giovanni, Garsington Opera|
|Where||Garsington Opera, Wormsley Estate , Stokenchurch, HP14 3YG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Marylebone (underground)|
30 May 19 – 21 Jul 19, 12 performances; includes long dinner interval
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|