4-28 Nov 2021
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
Mozart's legendary seducer
No one crosses his path unscathed. Don Giovanni, the most famous seducer in the history of opera, races through life like a force of nature. Dutch National Opera revisits Claus Guth’s successful production.
Libretto Lorenzo da Ponte
Musical direction Jérémie Rhorer
Direction Claus Guth
Set and costume designs Christian Schmidt
Dramaturgy Ronny Dietrich
Lighting design Olaf Winter
Choreography Ramses Sigl
Don Giovanni Seth Carico
Il Commendatore Rafał Siwek
Donna Anna Adela Zaharia
Don Ottavio Long Long
Donna Elvira Amanda Majeski
Leporello Adrian Sâmpetrean
Masetto Frederik Bergman*
Zerlina Lilian Farahani
*Dutch National Opera Studio alumnus
Orchestra Nederlands Kamerorkest (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra)
Chorus Dutch National Opera Chorus
Chorus masters Klaas-Jan de Groot & Ad Broeksteeg
Produced by Staatsoper unter den Linden (Berlin) in collaboration with Salzburger Festspiele
Sung in Italian
The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
For more than 30 years, The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra has beenthe primary orchestral partner of Dutch National Opera. It is counted among the best opera orchestras of the world. The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is the main podium for the orchestra’s concerts. In addition to the programmes with chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti and Gordan Nikolić (musical director of The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra), the orchestra works with internationally renowned guest conductors and soloists, as well as with a new generation of excellent musicians.
Don Giovanni - podcast
In this (Dutch) introductory podcast, Laura Roling, dramaturge at Dutch National Opera, speaks with soprano Lilian Farahani. She sings the role of Zerlina in the opera classic Don Giovanni.
Don Giovanni - podcast 2 part 1
In this (Dutch) podcast, head dramaturge Luc Joosten and repetiteur Ernst Munneke on piano elaborate on the music and the score of Mozart's Don Giovanni. They talk about how Mozart created his characters in great detail and how he managed to perfectly align music, words and action.
You will get a glimpse into Mozart's kitchen and will be able to enjoy this exceptional opera even more. With music fragments at the piano and from the orchestral performance.
Don Giovanni 2 part 1
Don Giovanni 2, part 2
Credits Podcast 2:
The excerpts are from the dress rehearsal for Don Giovanni that took place on 4 May 2016
Don Giovanni Christopher Maltman
Il Commendatore Mika Kares
Donna Anna Sally Matthews
Don Ottavio Juan Francisco Gatell
Donna Elvira Véronique Gens
Leporello Adrian Sampetrean
Zerlina Sabina Puertolas
Masetto Iurii Samoilov
Orchestra Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Marc Albrecht
Claus Guth's direction is clever, dark and perfectionist in its timing and elaboration of the characters.
Both acts ended in triumphs, but the ballroom scene in Act I was strikingly wel lconstructed, with sparklingly elegant dances and the trio "Protegga il giusto cielo" really sounding like a hushed, fearful prayer.
Anyone who wants to experience the power of opera must see this.