Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DescriptionWhat is this flame that compels Don Giovanni to seduce, subjugate and conquer women one after the other, with the fervour and cold indifference of a predator securing his prey; to pursue through his conquests some obscure and ever‑elusive objective? For his second collaboration with Da Ponte, Mozart was to brand the history of opera with a hot iron and forever haunt European culture. In this Libertine Punished, Kierkegaard invites us to hear “the whisperings of temptation, the whirlwind of seduction, the silence of the moment”. The Mozart-Da Ponte cycle continues with a Don Giovanni entrusted to director Ivo Van Hove, accustomed to examining the political meaning of works.
Orchestra and Chorus of the National Opera of Paris.
A co-production of the Opéra national de Paris and Bel air media.
With the participation of France Télévisions.
With the support of the Orange Foundation, patron of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts, and the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée.
Director : Don Kent
© Opéra de Paris - Bel air media - 2019
Visuel ©Charles Duprat / OnP
DescriptionDon Giovanni: A rake who revels in female conquests
Leporello: Don Giovanni’s valet
Donna Anna: A young woman assaulted by Don Giovanni
Don Ottavio: Donna Anna’s fiancé
The Commendatore: Donna Anna’s father, killed by Don Giovanni
Donna Elvira: A former conquest of Don Giovanni
Zerlina: A young woman of modest means
Masetto: Zerlina’s fiancé