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Opera Theatre Company, Ireland
Don Giovanni | Gaiety Theatre | Sept 29-Oct 2 2016

A brand new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni , produced by Opera Theatre Company, and translated by Roddy Doyle.

Don Giovanni is the greatest seducer of all time. He loves women. Not individual women, no, he loves all women regardless of their size, shape or marital status.

One of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Don Giovanni tells the tale of a ‘womaniser’, his thirst for pleasure and his complete lack of regard for human consequences. Dramatically gripping from the opening murder where Don Giovanni kills Donna Anna's father as he escapes from a romantic conquest. The action continues with bravado, seduction, betrayal and revenge. 

Performed in a newly commissioned English translation by Roddy Doyle, this brand new production presents Don Giovanni through a uniquely Irish lens. The cast stars Welsh baritone David Kempster in the title role together with an outstanding cast of Irish and international opera stars, including mezzo soprano Tara Erraught as Donna Elvira, bass baritone John Molloy as Leporello and tenor Alexander Sprague as Don Ottavio. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Chorus of Opera Theatre Company are conducted by Fergus Sheil.

Contains strong language.

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Director by: Gavin Quinn
  • Conducted by: Fergus Sheil
  • Cast: David Kempster, Máire Flavin, Tara Erraught, John Molloy, Alexander Sprague, Daire Halpin, Brendan Collins, Jonathan May, Chorus of Opera Theatre Company. Featuring RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • Design: Bruno Schwengl
  • Lighting Design: Sinead McKenna


Funded through an Arts Council Opera Production Award.


Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Gaiety Theatre
  • Dates: Sept 29, Oct 1 & 2, 2016
  • Tickets: €20-€50
  • Duration: 3 hrs incl. interval

Talking Theatre:
Oct 1, 6.15pm pre-show
With Roddy Doyle, Fergus Sheil, and Gavin Quinn

Reviews:

'This company is driven by ideas, taking risks, and always a fresh and interesting approach' - Sunday Business Post

'Ireland's premier purveyor of quality operatic productions' - Opera Britannia

 


 

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