DON GIOVANNI

  
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A universal myth: without regret, this predator is born free to self-destruct

Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, an obsessive-compulsive narcissist, who flaunts society's rules and brings about his own downfall. We follow him on his round of amorous exploits in the company of his shrewd servant Leporello until, hounded by the ghost of the man he murdered in the first scene, he finishes up dining with him and defying his command to repent.  To adapt the words of Bizet's Carmen: he was born free and free he will die (“libre elle est née et libre elle mourra”).

Mozart's audacious opera Don Giovanni was his second joint undertaking with librettist Lorenzo de Ponte (after Figaro and before Così). It has been delighting audiences ever since its premiere in 1787.

Don Juan ranks alongside Don Quixote and Faust as one of Europe's founding myths, an archetypal figure who always provides food for thought and new ideas.  By depicting a cold-blooded sexual predator, Don Giovanni affords a chance, in our #MeToo age, to set society in front of a mirror and show just how widespread misogynous conduct is.

This forceful drama, in which tragedy and comedy blend, combines enchanting music with a central character of fascinating psychological complexity. We will see it in an attractive production by the Frankfurt Opera, signed by director Christof Loy. It lays stress on the characters' inner lives and shows Don Giovanni on a 24-hour hunting spree, now a desperate and lonely anti-hero, always eluded by success.

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Don Giovanni

DRAMMA GIOCOSO IN TWO ACTS
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
World premiere: 29/10/1787 in Prague.
First Barcelona performance: 18/12/1849 at the Teatre Principal.
First performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu: 21/02/1866.
Last Liceu performance: 2/07/2017.
Total number of Liceu performances: 87.

Approximate running time 3h 20m

  • First act 90m
  • Interval 30m
  • Second act 80m

Artistic profile

Director musical
Josep Pons
Stage director
Christof Loy
Set
Johannes Leiacker
Costume
Ursula Renzenbrink
Lighting
Olaf Winter
Production
Oper Frankfurt
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia

Cast

Don GiovanniChristopher Maltman
Il CommendatoreAdam Palka
Donna AnnaMiah Persson
Don OttavioBen Bliss
Donna ElviraVéronique Gens
LeporelloLuca Pisaroni
MasettoJosep-Ramon Olivé
ZerlinaLeonor Bonilla

October 2020

24Saturday20:00Turn A
26Monday20:00Turn H
28Wednesday20:00Turn D
31Saturday20:00Turn C

November 2020

2Monday20:00Turn PA
5Thursday20:00Turn BAD
8Sunday17:00Turn T