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Mozart's Don Giovanni

Live
6.15pm
Young, arrogant, contemptuous and sexually voracious, Don Giovanni is the dissolute aristocrat who doesn't take no for an answer and leaves a trail of outrage and wrecked lives in his wake. But in the end, even he comes up against something he can't dupe, evade, or kill. One of the greatest (and most hummable) operas in the repertoire stars one of the UK's most exciting singers, Iain Paterson, in the title role, leading an outstanding cast, conducted by Kirill Karabits. Presenter Suzy Klein is joined by novelist Jeanette Winterson to discuss the multilayered music and the production by theatre director, Rufus Norris

6.30pm
Act 1

8.00pm
Interval Suzy Klein and novelist Jeanette Winterson continue their exploration of the opera's themes.

8.20 Act 2

Cast
Don Giovanni ..... Iain Paterson (bass)
Leporello ..... Brindley Sherratt (bass)
Donna Anna ..... Katherine Broderick (soprano)
Don Ottavio ..... Robert Murray (Tenor)
Donna Elvira ..... Rebecca Evans (soprano)
The Commendatore ..... Matthew Best (bass)
Masetto...John Molloy (bass)
Zerlina ..... Sarah Tynan (soprano)

Conductor ..... Kirill Karabits
Orchestra and Chorus of English National Opera.

3 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Nov 2010 18:15
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