Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a new translation by Roddy Doyle at DTF2016

One of the most visceral and thrilling of all operas, Don Giovanni opens with seduction and murder and dramatically continues with every misdeed imaginable. Opera Theatre Company is delighted to premiere this new production of Mozart’s operatic masterpiece as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2016. A huge hit in its day, Don Giovanni with his thirst for pleasure and complete lack of regard for consequences, still presents a gripping story to modern audiences, weaving the enduring themes of guilt, regret, love and death.

Opera Theatre Company has commissioned Roddy Doyle to create a brand new translation of Mozart’s iconic opera, which brings the legendary lothario vividly to life. “It is a fascinating job, examining every line, every word – words that were written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, in Italian, in 1787, to accompany one hundred and sixty-two minutes of music composed by a genius.  I’m trying to stay faithful to the original words but I also want to ensure that the characters will seem to be singing in Dublin, today. It’s a big job – but the music fills the day.’ (Roddy Doyle)

Creative Team

Director                                   Gavin Quinn
Conductor                               Fergus Sheil
Designer                                  Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Designer                   Sinead McKenna


Don Giovanni runs as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2016 at the Gaiety Theatre September 29, October 1 & 2. Then touring to Cork Opera House October 5 & 7 2016. [C

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