Opera

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Opera in two acts
Performed in Italian, with surtitles
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Premiere: 1787 in Prague
Th, 03.02.2022
Mozart CycleGrosses Haus19:30 - 23:00
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster

A comedy which soon turns into a descent into hell - this is how Mozart composed one of the most profound of his stage works. The title figure seeks pleasure without remorse, and reacts with murder and manslaughter when the consequences of his actions catch up with him. While the idea of an unconscionable womaniser and demonic seducer used to be met with shock and intrigue, today the disquieting Don Juan fascination seems to have disappeared, playboys have become extinct and procreation has become an organised part of life. The final taboo in "Don Giovanni" remains the encounter with death, which no one can escape.

OPENS: 17 June 2018

Cast

Conductor Konrad Junghänel
Director Nicolas Brieger
Stage Designer Raimund Bauer
Costume Designer Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Video Bibi Abel
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai