Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi
Don Giovanni: Richard Šveda
Leporello: Robert Gleadow
Donna Elvira: Brigitta Kele
Donna Anna: Ekaterina Siurina
Zerlina: Natasha Wilson
The Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus
Don Giovanni lives for one thing – women! He seduces compulsively and unrepentantly, while his long-suffering servant Leporello maintains the catalogue. Making a post-assignation getaway from one noble woman, he kills her father. But the father was a highly respected citizen: passing a statue erected in his memory, Don Giovanni invites it to dinner. Slowly, very slowly, the statue nods its head...
Funny, dark, earthy, witty, shocking, this all-embracing score has some of Mozart’s most sublime music, some of his most catchy tunes, and – when the legions of Hell catch Don Giovanni in the end – music which, after 200 years is still terrifying. Giordano Bellincampi will lead the orchestra and a stellar cast of singers, infusing his innate sense of theatre for what promises to be a sensational opera in concert performance.
Presented by: APO in association with NZ Opera