Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

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, adeptly guided by the baton of Mark Wigglesworth. A triumphant production from the director, Göran Järvefelt.

Released 2011
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Director Göran Järvefelt
Rehearsed by Matthew Barclay
Designer Carl Friedrich Oberle
Lighting Designer Nigel Levings
Don Giovanni Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Leporello Conal Coad
Donna Anna Rachelle Durkin
The Commendatore Daniel Sumegi
Don Ottavio Henry Choo
Donna Elvira Jacqueline Dark
Zerlina Taryn Fiebig
Masetto Andrew Jones
The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  
The Opera Australia Chorus  


Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Don Giovanni sings The Champagne Aria ('Fin ch' han dal vino')

Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Don Giovanni sings The Champagne Aria ('Fin (...)