|Cologne Opera House, "Don Giovanni", Germany, 2010|
Tour Dates: 29 Sep - 1 Oct, 2010
“Mozart's Don Giovanni is a work without blemish, of uninterrupted perfection.”
Over three evenings at
Don Giovanni, the legendary nobleman and the greatest seducer of all times, loves women. Not individual women, no, he loves all women, across all the social strata, and regardless of whether they belong to another.
A burlesque by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, telling the tale of a ‘womanizer’ and his thirst for pleasure, presenting to the audiences the enduring themes of guilt, regret, love and death.
The music is as dramatic as it is riveting: from the seductive duet ‘Lá ci darem la mano’ to the remarkable ensemble piece when Don Giovanni’s ‘victims’ join forces to create an ‘ensemble of revenge’ – the situation’s theatrics reveal themselves to audience members through the music itself.
Don Giovanni wants to seduce Donna Anna. He has already cast his spell on countless women in the past, and his servant Leporello was always a helpful accomplice. The difficulties for Don Giovanni – that ultimately end in his condemnation to hell – begin when he kills Donna Anna’s father, the Commander, during an unexpected duel.
He shows no remorse for the murder, or for any of his other deeds. Don Giovanni scoffs at his deserted former lover Donna Elvira, shamelessly takes advantage of his servant Leporello, and during the wedding of farmer's daughter Zerlina he attempts to sway the bride to his amorous advances. Don Giovanni places himself above all principles, moral and religious alike but his deeds would not go unpunished.
“The music is memorable, dramatic and enjoyable: from the seductive solo voices of the famous ‘Là ci darem la mano’ to the fabulous ensemble as Don Giovanni’s infatuated conquests, vengeful victims and their outraged relatives join forces for justice.”
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Ms. Qian Hoehne
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