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Don Giovanni

Intermissions: 1
Premiere: 14. Mar 2015 Running period: 14 - 20/03

Moral confusion, illicit sex, murder, a ghost, redemption, great suffering and even greater beauty: Mozart´s Don Giovanni is the dark star amongst the three allegedly comic operas written to libretti by Lorenzo da Ponte.

Moral confusion, illicit sex, murder, a ghost, redemption, great suffering and even greater beauty: Mozart´s Don Giovanni is the dark star amongst the three allegedly comic operas written to libretti by Lorenzo da Ponte.

As Mozart´s music weaves its magic, characters slip into corners, collide in passages, deceive and declaim. We breathe the humid cabin-fever of lives at sea - in many senses. Loyalty is exploited, love rebounds.

Our cast is young and brilliant. Dutch baritone Henk Neven stars as the aristocratic seducer with little regard for social differences, and Jean Teigen sings Leporello as his adjutant, a help-mate both comic and cruel. Wooed, abandoned, reclaimed - the Don´s three women are led by acclaimed British soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn as Donna Elvira, and Korean soprano Hye-Youn Lee - The Independent on Sunday´s "Face to Watch" in Classical Music 2013 - as Donna Anna. Young Swedish soprano Hanna Husahr returns to BNO to sing Zerlina, a servant girl of swerving affections.

Don Giovanni was first performed in Teatro di Praga (now called the Estates Theatre) in Prague 29th May 1987. Read the synopsis here.

Presented by Bergen National Opera, in cooperation with Edvard Grieg choir and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Pictures from the rehearsals:


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Selected dates


14/03 Saturday 18.00
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16/03 Monday 19.00
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18/03 Wednesday 19.00
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20/03 Friday 19.00
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