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