Fri, 17. May 2024, 19:00
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The writer E.T.A. Hoffmann described Mozart’s »Don Giovanni« as »the opera of all operas«. Since its world premiere in 1787 in Prague, the work has been highly celebrated on victory tours across Europe. Mozart drew on the full gamut of his musical genius – and his perfectly matched librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte succeeded in breathing new life into the well-known story through his retelling.
Individually penned characters walk the stage with an astonishing abundance of emotions. Comedic moments appear alongside disturbing and demonic ones. When the title character confronts death, the action takes on tragic proportions. With only eight singers and actors on stage, a whole world unfolds that once more demonstrates to the audience, visibly and audibly, what music and theatre can accomplish. »Don Giovanni« is the culminating production of the Mozart/Da Ponta trilogy, a collaboration between director Vincent Huguet and conductor Daniel Barenboim.
approx. 3:45 hrs including one interval after act one