Don Giovanni, a libertine, a rake with a devil-may-care attitude, is portrayed magnificently by Teddy Tahu Rhodes in this Opera Australia production, where he first appears on stage in a costume where less is definitely more! Charismatic and sexy, Rhodes' acting and singing are magnificent. His misused servant, Leporello, is played by Conal Coad, who skilfully promotes the opera’s comic elements whilst delivering a thumping bass full of drama. The classic stage designs of Carl Friedrich Oberle form the backdrop to the drama of Don Giovanni’s last day on earth, before he is hurled in to Hell’s flames by the Commendatore, Daniel Sumegi, whose basso profundo is befittingly momentous. Rachelle Durkin (Donna Anna), Jacqueline Dark (Donna Elvira), Taryn Fiebig (Zerlina), Henry Choo (Don Ottavio) and Andrew Jones (Masetto) all deliver superlative singing as Mozart’s enthralling music flows from the Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. A triumphant production from the director, Göran Järvefelt.
Sung in Italian with English, French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
|Composer||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Rehearsed by||Matthew Barclay|
|Designer||Carl Friedrich Oberle|
|Lighting Designer||Nigel Levings|
|Don Giovanni||Teddy Tahu Rhodes|
|Donna Anna||Rachelle Durkin|
|The Commendatore||Daniel Sumegi|
|Don Ottavio||Henry Choo|
|Donna Elvira||Jacqueline Dark|
|The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra|
|The Opera Australia Chorus|