30 May 2019
1, 7, 13, 24, 29 June 2019
3, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21 July 2019
Start time 5.45pm
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.