DON GIOVANNI
MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE
 

NORBERT BAXA, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

This operatic classic tells the tale of the legendary Don Juan, opera’s most notorious bad boy. The suave, confident, and rather chauvinistic Don Juan (known in Italian as Don Giovanni) roams Europe pursuing women wherever he goes. In this opera his habits catch up to him when old and new flames alike unite to see him punished.

Assisted by his attendant Leporello, a masked Don Giovanni is

attempting to seduce Donna Anna when he is caught by her father,

the Commendatore, and challenged to a duel. When Don Giovanni

wins the duel and kills the Commendatore, Anna and her fiancé Don

Ottavio swear vengeance on the mysterious murderer. Meanwhile,

Don Giovanni’s jilted ex-lover Donna Elvira has arrived, and interrupts

his amorous advances with the newlywed Zerlina. Donna Elvira joins

forces with Donna Anna, Don Ottavio, and Zerlina’s husband Masetto

to take revenge on Don Giovanni. While making his escape, Don

Giovanni encounters the Commendatore’s statue in the graveyard and

sarcastically invites him to dinner at his palace. To everyone’s surprise,

the statue arrives, opening up the gates of hell and dragging the defiant Don Giovanni down to eternal damnation.

A powerful tale of lust and retribution combined with thrilling music.


Banner illustration: Roan Shankaruk

 
 

EVENT DETAILS

An opera in two acts sung in Italian with English surtitles
 

WHEN & WHERE
June 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.
June 23 at 2 p.m.
--2019--

Old Auditorium
6344 Memorial Road
UBC Campus
Map
 

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