Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
A Co-production with Boston Lyric Opera
Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate and The Don Giovanni ‘Play a Supporting Role’ Appeal
17th-century Venice – a city of darkness and shadows, where danger lurks in every alleyway and corruption is rife. In the centre of it all, a man with the power to seduce women at will: Don Giovanni.
Arrogant, audacious, living life from one opportunity to the next, he sets his sights on his next unsuspecting conquest. When her father intervenes, Don Giovanni flees with blood on his hands. Chased by shadows and moving inexorably towards a chilling confrontation, have his demons finally caught up with him?
Dark, vivid and bursting with life, Don Giovanni is full-blooded opera at its best, combining exquisite music, powerful orchestration, intense drama and lightly crafted comedy.
The creative team behind 2012’s The Magic Flute reunites to bring its hallmark theatricality toMozart’s extraordinary score and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s lyrics. Jacques Imbrailo, hailed by The Times as ‘the hottest young baritone on the block’ is Don Giovanni, performing alongside internationally acclaimed singers Peter Kalman and beloved Scottish soprano Lisa Milne. Rising star, Italian Speranza Scappucci conducts.
Conductors Speranza Scappucci
Director Sir Thomas Allen
Designer Simon Higlett
Lighting Mark Jonathan
Choreographer Kally Lloyd-Jones
Don Giovanni Jacques Imbrailo
Leporello Peter Kalman
Donna Anna Anita Watson
Commendatore Jóhann Smári Sævarsson
Don Ottavio Ed Lyon
Donna Elvira Lisa Milne
Zerlina Anna Devin/Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson
Masetto Barnaby Rea
Running time 3 hrs 15 mins approximately