Date(s) - 08/10/2019
Category(ies) Classical Music
The Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni
The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.
Don Giovanni continues to seduce and betray with his usual rapacity. Haunted by the ghost of the murdered man, he decides to invite him to dinner. The ghost urges him to repent – but Don Giovanni refuses.
Don Giovanni is the second of Mozart’s landmark collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (after The Marriage of Figaro and before Così fan tutte). In it they created a work that has beguiled and entranced in equal measure since its premiere in 1787. Perfectly situated, as no other opera, between tragedy and comedy, this potent drama combines glorious music with a seductive central character who is endlessly fascinating in his complexity.
Kasper Holten’s 2014 production for The Royal Opera casts Don Giovanni as an artist who thrives on an audience enticed by his creative gifts. The visually spectacular set by award-winning designer Es Devlin features ingenious video designs by Luke Halls which provide an insight into the characters’ thoughts and emotions. But at the production’s heart are the beauty and invention of Mozart’s dazzling score.
Location: The Alhambra, 36 St John’s St, Keswick, CA12 5AG
Time: 6.45 pm
Duration: 215 minutes
More info and online booking: www.keswickalhambra.co.uk
The beautiful Keswick Alhambra Cinema, established 1913, is a little gem of independent cinema heritage: one of Britain’s oldest continuously operating cinemas. It retains its original theatre-style layout, with balcony and stalls seating around a single screen, and many original features. Open 364 days a year, screening the latest films, live-streamed theatre, ballet and music.
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