Opéra de Paris

Don Giovanni

In Cinemas Aug 2, 3, 4 & 7 Aug 2019
Phillipe Jordan
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Étienne Dupuis (Don Giovanni), Ain Anger (Il Commendatore), Jacquelyn Wagner (Donna Anna), Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Don Ottavio), Nicole Car (Donna Elvira), Philippe Sly (Leporello), Mikhail Timoshenko (Masetto), Elsa Dreisig (Zerlina)
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart
Ivo van Hove
Set Design
Jan Versweyveld
Approx.3h40 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from the Palais Garnier, Paris, 21 Jun 2019
Official Event Listing
  • Superb... hyper-inventive. Viva van Hove!
    Bertrand Renard, FRANCEINFO CULTURE
    A great evening. Ivo van Hove and Philippe Jordan's production takes Mozart’s masterpiece to its bare bones with a myriad of hidden sophistications. This Don Giovanni is a daring creation of great wit and profound sensitivity.
    Michael Milenski, OPERA TODAY
    Glorious! Great opera still exists. The kind where we see a strong cast buoyed by a clear staging and even better musical direction.
    David Salazar, OPERAWIRE

New Production! What is this flame that compels Don Giovanni (here, the talented Étienne Dupuis) to seduce, subjugate and conquer women one after the other, with the fervour and cold indifference of a predator securing his prey; to pursue through his conquests some obscure and ever-elusive objective?

For his second collaboration with Lorenzo Da PonteMozart was to brand the history of opera with a hot iron and forever haunt European culture. In this story of a libertine punished, Kierkegaard invites us to hear “the whisperings of temptation, the whirlwind of seduction, the silence of the moment”.

In the wake of last season’s Boris Godunov, celebrated director Ivo van Hove, accustomed to examining the political meaning of works, presents his second production for the Paris Opera.


Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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