Intro: Don Giovanni

30 May 2019
1, 7, 13, 24, 29 June 2019
3, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21 July 2019
Start time: 5.45pm
Interval: 90 minutes
Finish time: 10.05

Pre-performance Talk
Friday 7 June, 4.15pm

Driven by seemingly insatiable desire, Don Giovanni’s darkly powerful sensuality is at the centre of this tragicomic opera. His list of sexual conquests in Spain alone notoriously adds up to 1,003, and these pursuits lead him to the very edge. This renowned telling of the Don Juan tale encompasses the women he pursues and the ones who pursue him in return, treading with poise the razor-thin line between fascination and revulsion towards the rapacious anti-hero.

Including some of Mozart’s most glorious music, from the famous ‘catalogue aria’ through to the spine-tingling demand for repentance, this new production sees the return of director Michael Boyd (Eugene Onegin, 2016 and Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017) with Douglas Boyd conducting. Jonathan McGovern (Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017, Die Zauberflöte, 2018) sings the title role with a stellar cast, many of them making their Garsington debuts.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Don Giovanni
Jonathan McGovern
David Ireland
Donna Anna
Camila Titinger
Donna Elvira
Sky Ingram
Don Ottavio
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths
Paul Whelan
Mireille Asselin
Thomas Faulkner
Douglas Boyd
Michael Boyd
Tom Piper
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
Movement Director / Choreographer
Liz Ranken
Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus
May 2019
Thursday 30 May
June 2019
Saturday 1 June
Friday 7 June
Thursday 13 June
Monday 24 June
Saturday 29 June
July 2019
Wednesday 3 July
Saturday 6 July
Friday 12 July
Sunday 14 July
Thursday 18 July
Sunday 21 July