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Opera Australia - Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Presented by Opera Australia

He's mad. He's bad. He's dangerous. But damn him to hell, his serenades are divine.
by Mozart

It's the last day of Don Giovanni's life, but he doesn't know that.

For opera's own Casanova, it's just another day of pleasure-seeking.
Seducing a bride on her wedding day. Breaking into a woman's bedroom in the dead of night. Killing her furious father.

Even before the curtain rises, Mozart reveals Don Giovanni's fate.
An earth-shattering chord from the orchestra signals the gates of hell clanging open. The scoundrel's debauched days are at an end.

When he hears a voice from beyond the grave, warning of impending punishment, Don Giovanni has no fear.
Half-mocking, half-earnest, he invites the statue of the man he's just killed to dinner.

Sir David McVicar's production reveals the darkness in opera's most compelling anti-hero.
His Don Giovanni is a psychological thriller on a grand scale.

Monumental sets place the story in a gothic underworld inspired by the catacombs of Vienna.
Monochromatic period costumes feature stunning embroidery. Can the characters keep their morals as tightly buttoned?

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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Thu, 5th January to Fri, 17th February

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In Person
Drama Giocoso
Seville, Spain

Joan Sutherland Theatre

The home of Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, the Joan Sutherland Theatre is the second largest indoor venue in the Opera House with a seated capacity for up to 1507. It features an extensive fly system and flexible staging and is suitable for all genres. Up to 70 musicians can be accommodated in the orchestra pit.
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Capacity: 1500

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Don Giovanni is an opera that tells the story of the legendary seducer and libertine, Don Giovanni, and his eventual downfall. The opera is based on the legend of Don Juan, a fictional nobleman and seducer. The music is beautiful, with many memorable arias and choral pieces, and it is considered as one of the best examples of the operatic genre of the time. The singing is excellent, particularly from the lead actors playing the roles of Don Giovanni and Leporello. The sets and costumes are grand and fitting for the 18th century setting of the opera. The performance is well-executed and engaging, with elements of drama, comedy, and tragedy. The themes of seduction, redemption and death make it a complex and rich opera that will leave a lasting impression on the audience. Overall, Don Giovanni is a must-see opera for anyone interested in the classics, and it will be appreciated by fans of classical music and theater.
Saturday, 21 January 2023 by Gerard D. | Coast Box Office

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