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Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni) and Hrachuhí Bassénz (Donna Elvira) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Hell is oneself: Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera in heavenly form

By , 29 June 2018
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Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni) and ensemble © Jean-Pierre Maurin
Lyon

David Marton turns Don Giovanni into a wrist-slashing wimp in Lyon

By , 25 June 2018
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Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Leporello) and Johannes Weisser (Don Giovanni) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Too many doors: an occasionally inert, but well-sung Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 29 May 2018
***11
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Miklós Sebestyén (Commendatore) and Gavan Ring (Don Giovanni) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

A thrilling Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera

By , 22 February 2018
****1
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Elizabeth Atherton (Donna Elvira) and John Savournin (Leporello) © Bill Cooper
Leeds

Funny blends with sinister: witty Don Giovanni revival at Opera North

By , 21 February 2018
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Luca Pisaroni (Leporello) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Bringing a picnic to the poltergeist: Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 14 January 2018
***11
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Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical
Bamberg

Hrůša conducts a flawed Don Giovanni in Bamberg

By , 01 December 2017
***11
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Plácido Domingo conducts Don Giovanni in Prague © Radovan Šubín
Prague

Don Giovanni: Plácido Domingo fulfills a dream in Prague

By , 27 October 2017
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Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (The Commendatore) © Jane Hobson
Budapest

Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
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Eleanora Buratto (Donna Anna), Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni) and Isabel Leonard (Donna Elvira) © Pascal Victor | Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

A rake's progress: Mozart's Don Giovanni let loose in Aix

By , 06 July 2017
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Sophie Mitterhuber (Zerlina, different cast) and Mathias Hausmann (Don Giovanni) © Thomas Dashuber
Munich

Don Giovanni in Munich: the final day in the life of a dissolute rake

By , 26 June 2017
***11
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Julia Lezhneva (Zerlina) and chorus © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

By , 19 June 2017
****1
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Ana Maria Martinez (Donna Elvira), Erin Wall (Donna Anna) Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Don Ottavio) © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Mozart's genius shines clearly in San Francisco Opera's darkly comic production of Don Giovanni

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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John Savournin (Leporello) and Ashley Riches (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
London

Don Giovanni all at sea at Opera Holland Park

By , 03 June 2017
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Thomas Hampson (Don Giovanni) and Luca Pisaroni (Leporello) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Don Giovanni as “unlimited myth” at La Scala

By , 14 May 2017
****1
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Aleš Jenis (Don Giovanni) and Anita Watson (Donna Anna) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

A high-spirited Don Giovanni at Nederlandse Reisopera

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Biagio Pizzuti (Leporello) and Riccardo Fassi © Priska Ketterer
Basel

Sexism and callousness in Richard Jones' Don Giovanni in Basel

By , 27 January 2017
***11
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Rachel Kelly (Donna Elvira) and Henk Neven (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
Belfast

Hedonism and downfall in Oliver Mears' farewell production at Northern Ireland Opera

By , 18 November 2016
****1
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Amanda Majeski (Donna Elvira) and Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met

By , 04 November 2016
****1
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Duncan Rock (Don Giovanni) and Andrii Goniukov (The Commendatore) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

A drab Don Giovanni from the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 15 October 2016
***11
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Nicholas Crawley (Masetto) and Mary Bevan (Zerlina) © Robert Workman
London

Strong in concept, strong in casting: Richard Jones' Don Giovanni at ENO

By , 30 September 2016
****1
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Måire Flavin as Donna Anna © Ros Kavanagh
Dublin

Don Giovanni in a new adaptation by Roddy Doyle

By , 29 September 2016
***11
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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

By , 27 September 2016
***11
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Svatopluk Sem (Don Giovanni) © Hana Smejkalová (2014)
Prague

A disappointing Don Giovanni fails to please in Prague

By , 04 September 2016
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Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni) and Valentina Naforniţă (Zerlina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Sizzling sex scenes but Don Giovanni escapes the flames in Salzburg

By , 07 August 2016
***11
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Daniel Okilitch (Don Giovanni) and Solomon Howard (Commendatore) © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe

A thoughtful Don Giovanni at Santa Fe

By , 01 August 2016
****1
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Jacques Imbrailo and Ellie Laugharne © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Classical Opera's Don Giovanni: a masterclass in concert performance

By , 17 June 2016
****1
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Günter Papendell (Don Giovanni) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Don Giovanni in the Komische Oper: frankly too charming to burn in hell

By , 14 May 2016
****1
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Adrian Sâmpetrean (Leporello) and Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Total theatre: Don Giovanni at Dutch National Opera

By , 07 May 2016
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George von Bergen (Don Giovanni) and Lucy Hall (Zerlina) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

A dark and dingy Don Giovanni from English Touring Opera

By , 11 March 2016
***11
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Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni) © Péter Rákossy
Budapest

Erwin Schrott makes his Budapest debut as Don Giovanni

By , 04 December 2015
***11
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Jerome Knox (Don Giovanni) © Laurent Compagnon
London

The very model of a modern sexual opportunist: Mozart's Don Giovanni at Hampstead Garden Opera

By , 15 November 2015
****1
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Magnus Staveland (Don Ottavio) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

Lead us into temptation: Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 29 August 2015
***11
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Don Giovanni © Michael Pöhn (2011)
Vienna

An overthought, underperformed Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 16 June 2015
***11
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Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

In praise of strong women: Holten's Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera

By , 16 June 2015
****1
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Josef Mysliveček
London

Bohemian Winds from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 05 February 2015
***11
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Nicolas Cavallier (Don Giovanni) © Elise Bakketun
Seattle

The Rake's revels: Don Giovanni parties it up in Seattle

By , 25 October 2014
***11
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Nina Gravrok (Donna Elvira), Marius Roth Christensen (Don Ottavio) & Ann-Helen Moen (Donna Anna) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

Sequined gowns and neon crucifixes: A thought-provoking Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 18 October 2014
***11
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Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna) © Todd Rosenburg
Chicago

Kwiecień doesn't quite steal the show in Robert Falls' Don Giovanni

By , 05 October 2014
***11
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Anna Leese (Donna Elvira) and Mark Stone (Don Giovanni) © Neil Mackenzie
Auckland

Singers the stars in New Zealand Opera's Don Giovanni

By , 18 September 2014
***11
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Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Don Giovanni) © Lisa Tomasetti
Sydney

The soulless predator: McVicar's modern take on Don Giovanni in Australia

By , 30 July 2014
***11
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Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Leporello) and Elliot Madore (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Jonathan Kent’s Don Giovanni returns to Glyndebourne

By , 07 June 2014
***11
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Don Giovanni (Royal Danish Opera) © Miklos Szabo
Copenhagen

An occasionally brilliant Don Giovanni at the Royal Danish Opera

By , 25 May 2014
***11
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Ola Eliasson (Don Giovanni) and Yana Kleyn (Donna Anna) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Dark Tales of a Desperate Don

By , 15 March 2014
****1
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Svatopluk Sem (Don Giovanni) © Hana Smejkalová
Prague

Don Giovanni where it began, at the Estates Theatre in Prague

By , 10 March 2014
***11
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©  James Glossop 2013
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's sinister Venetian Don Giovanni suits the dark tale perfectly

By , 26 October 2013
***11
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Ildar Abdrazakov as the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni  ©  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Erwin Schrott stars in the Metropolitan Opera's Don Giovanni

By , 28 November 2012
***11
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Don Giovanni: Darren Jeffery, Katherine Broderick, Sarah Tynan, John Molloy, Ben Johnson  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

Rufus Norris' Don Giovanni returns to ENO

By , 17 October 2012
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William Dazeley as Don Giovanni  ©  Robert Workman
Leeds

Don Giovanni successfully launches Opera North's new season

By , 28 September 2012
*****
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Ildar Abdrazakov and Soloman Howard,  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

Abdrazakov's Don Giovanni woos and wows Washington DC

By , 26 September 2012
****1
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