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Work: Don Giovanni

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ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
PeriodClassical
LibrettistLorenzo Da Ponte
Year1787
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Ivor Bolton; Claus Guth; Teatro Real; Christian Schmidt; Christopher Maltman; Adrian Eröd

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Alexey Birkus (Don Giovanni) © Werner Kmetitsch
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Omer Meir Wellber; Alexander Brendel; Dresden State Opera; Heike Maria Jenor; Andrzej Filończyk; Lawson Anderson; Elena Gorshunova
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Macerata's Don Giovanni: a yellow cab to hell

Tommaso Barea (Leporello), Mattia Olivieri (Don Giovanni) and Valentina Mastrangelo (Donna Elvira) © Tabocchini Zanconi
Livermore's staging implies two different storylines – do we only see the result of Don Giovanni's hallucinations?
****1
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A persuasively dark Don Giovanni from Swedish Radio

Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni), Mari Eriksmoen (Donna Anna) © Mikael Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
Andrew Staples creates an austere, monochrome semi-staging that's strangely appropriate to the times; Peter Mattei and John Lundgren lead an excellent cast.
****1
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A #metoo Don Giovanni at Washington National Opera

Ryan McKinny (Don Giovanni) © Scott Suchman
Lots of people talk about keeping opera relevant. WNO shows why this opera always has been.
****1
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A darkly gothic Don Giovanni entertains in Sydney

Luca Micheletti (Don Giovanni) and Anna Dowsley (Zerlina) © Keith Saunders
David McVicar's dark and gothic Don Giovanni is revived in Sydney, with stand-out performances from Luca Micheletti as an unapologetic and dashing Don, and Eleanor Lyons as a magnificent Donna Anna
****1
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Hero or villain? Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper

Ludovic Tézier (Don Giovanni) and Andrea Carroll (Zerlina) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
The Don is dark and light, the production somewhere in between, with strong singing and musical direction but stodgy staging. 
****1
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