Don Giovanni | Welsh National Opera

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Thursday, April 19, 2018


The arrogant and charismatic Don Giovanni seduces his way around Europe, taking what he wants and living for lust, without conscience. When one of his conquests ends in murder, it looks like his luck is about to turn. He finds himself on the run, pursued by disgruntled ex-lovers, fiancées and a force from beyond the grave. But when he refuses to show remorse, vengeance is inevitable and leads to his ultimate demise.

Based on the legend of Don Juan, Welsh National Opera’s production is set during the Spanish Golden Age. Mozart reflects both comedy and tragedy brilliantly in the score, including the ‘Catalogue’ aria detailing Giovanni’s list of 2065 lovers, the sparkling ‘Champagne’ aria and the high drama of the heart-stopping finale.

  • Performances start at 7pm, except at Wales Millennium Centre on 24 Feb at 4pm
  • Running time approximately three hours and five minutes including one interval
  • Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)


Supported by Idloes Owen Society

For details on production dates, times and pricing please click on your chosen venue on the right.

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Leporello David Stout
Donna Elvira Elizabeth Watts (ex. 23 March) Camilla Roberts (23 March)
Donna Anna Emily Birsan (ex. 7 March) Meeta Raval (7 March )
Don Giovanni Gavan Ring
Commendatore Miklós Sebestyén
Don Ottavio Benjamin Hulett (ex. 19 April) Nico Darmanin (19 April)
Zerlina Katie Bray
Masetto Gareth Brynmor John 

Conductor James Southall

Original Director John Caird
Revival Director Caroline Chaney
Designer John Napier
Costume Designer and Assistant Designer Yoon Bae
Lighting Designer David Hersey
Staff Director Matthew Holmquist
Revival Fight Director Samuel Davies

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