ROH: Don Giovanni

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.


Professional musician, teacher and opera enthusiast Idris Rees will be bringing back pre- show talks around the new Opera seasons and has this to say about what's in store...  

"So what do we have for £16.00 [not £70, £80 or even £200] per performance? First we have two different views on the activities of the Don Juans of this world. The philanderers, the womanisers who have always been there and are there now. There is one who is constantly in the news and states that men were not meant to be faithful to only one woman, shame he carries that philosophy into his politics as well. Be that as it may, first we have Mozart with his Italian Don Giovanni - a libertine who has left a trail of women he has seduced all over Europe. The final doom he has inflicted on him is powerful and justified. "

Pre-show talk in the gallery at 6:15pm. 


Running time: approx. 3hrs 30mins

£16 (£15)

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