WNO: Don Giovanni
Thursday, February 22, 2018 – Thursday, April 19, 2018
The arrogant and charismatic Don Giovanni seduces his way around Europe, taking what he wants and living for lust, without conscience. When one of his conquests ends in murder, it looks like his luck is about to turn. He finds himself on the run, pursued by disgruntled ex-lovers, fiancées and a force from beyond the grave. But when he refuses to show remorse, vengeance is inevitable and leads to his ultimate demise.
Based on the legend of Don Juan, Welsh National Opera’s production is set during the Spanish Golden Age. Mozart reflects both comedy and tragedy brilliantly in the score, including the ‘Catalogue’ aria detailing Giovanni’s list of 2065 lovers, the sparkling ‘Champagne’ aria and the high drama of the heart-stopping finale.
Leporello David Stout
Donna Elvira Elizabeth Watts (ex. 23 March) Camilla Roberts (23 March)
Donna Anna Emily Birsan (ex. 7 March) Meeta Raval (7 March )
Don Giovanni Gavan Ring
Commendatore Miklós Sebestyén
Don Ottavio Benjamin Hulett (ex. 19 April) Nico Darmanin (19 April)
Zerlina Katie Bray
Masetto Gareth Brynmor John
Conductor James Southall