Don Giovanni, Mozart – Opera
Vladimir Jurowski, Jonathan Kent – Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Kate Royal (Donna Elvira) – Glyndebourne Festival
Mozart's second collaboration with the mercurial librettist Lorenzo da Ponte is among the very blackest of black comedies. For its first new production of the opera in 10 years, Glyndebourne is pleased to welcome back the winning team of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown, while the music is conducted by Festival Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski.
In the title role we also welcome back the great bass-baritone Gerald Finley, who has appeared in many Glyndebourne productions since joining the Chorus in 1986 – not least in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro at the opening of the new house in 1994. He has sung Don Giovanni to worldwide acclaim in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Budapest and Prague.
Finley is joined by Luca Pisaroni (Guglielmo in the 2006 Festival's Così fan tutte) as Leporello, Kate Royal (the Governess in Jonathan Kent's 2006 staging of The Turn of the Screw) as Donna Elvira, and the young Russian soprano Anna Samuil making her UK opera debut as Donna Anna.
© photo: Bill Cooper
In the press:In 2010, Mozart fans who wanted to watch an ideal Don Giovanni production – musically and aesthetically speaking – had to go to Glyndebourne.
Gilles Macassar, Télérama
Jonathan Kent stage director
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Brindley Sherratt (The Commendatore)
Anna Samuil (Donna Anna)
William Burden (Don Ottavio)
Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni)
Luca Pisaroni (Leporello)
Kate Royal (Donna Elvira)
Anna Virovlansky (Zerlina)
Guido Loconsolo (Masetto)
Duration : 02 h 52 min
Location : Glyndebourne (Lewes, Great Britain)
Production date : 2010
Production : © Idéale Audience / Glyndebourne / BBC / Mezzo
Available version(s) : IT ST EN, IT ST FR