Mozart’s Don Giovanni (1788), based on the popular Spanish legends of Don Juan, is one of the most imaginative and adaptable in the entire history of opera. Kasper Holten’s production, which premiered February 2014, stands amongst the most vibrant stagings. Themed around the creative potential of the mind, it utilises video projections and dazzling choreography while remaining focused on Mozart’s celestial music. Giovanni becomes an artist who uses his talents to seduce, as he vainly attempts to repress his own mortality. Christopher Maltman, who took the lead in Holten’s film Juan, returns to the lead role. This revival promises to refine the madcap original, which was praised for its abundance of ideas.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a composer of unmatched melodic invention, whose tunes rebound throughout the entire classical canon. Alongside his vast instrumental and choral output, he composed twenty-two operas throughout his career. Several stand among the masterpieces of the entire genre, and Don Giovanni – one of the ten most performed operas in the world – is no exception. Although broadly comic in tone, it encompasses elements of tragedy, romance and melodrama. Within its bold, picaresque structure lie extravagant duets, wrenchingly beautiful arias and raucous dances. Don Giovanni is a musical and dramatic feast, an opera that contains all of life.
Tickets on sale Tuesday 31 March, 8am
|What||BOOK TODAY: Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House|
|Where||Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
12 Jun 15 – 03 Jul 15, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Royal Opera House’s website|