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    ARCHIVE: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

    • 05 Oct -
      22 Oct 2016
      05 Oct - 22 Oct 2016

    Director/Designer Richard Studer
    Conductor Jonathan Lyness
    English Translation Amanda Holden

    Opera Project and Tobacco Factory Theatres return to Mozart and, for many, the greatest opera ever written.

    Within minutes of the opera opening, Don Giovanni is involved in a duel with the Commendatore, whose daughter Anna he has abducted. The Commendatore is killed and the tone is set for a series of brutal escapades, culminating in a graveyard where Giovanni invites the statue of the Commendatore to dinner. Unbelievably for the Don, the statue accepts and the opera reaches its climax in the famous supper scene during which Giovanni is dragged to hell.

    This is the story of a man entirely driven by desire for sexual conquest, a desire that not only controls his own life but those around him. This tale of seduction, murder and divine retribution is nevertheless richly imbued with darkly comic episodes, provided by the fast and furious interplay between Giovanni and his servant Leporello, one of opera’s most memorable creations.

    Opera Project have assembled a spectacular line-up for this one, with the brilliant George von Bergen in the title role, leading a cast almost entirely new to Tobacco Factory Theatres. Jonathan Lyness conducts another of his superb orchestral arrangements and Richard Studer brings an unexpected twist to the story.

    Audience feedback

    We have had some fantastic comments from our audiences about this production on our post-show feedback cards. Here are a selection of our favourites:

    “Brilliant! Absolutely loved it.”

    “Close up and personal. I really enjoyed it.”

    “It was marvellous to be so close and involved. To be able to see their eyes – great.”

    “Superb show. Wonderful voices, a real sense of drama and fun. Fantastic lighting and effects…a great evening.”

    “Brilliant…excellent singing and staging.”

    “Amazing production (especially given the small space and small orchestra)…really, really brilliant.”

    “A riveting performance with fabulous singing and acting. Mozart’s wonderful music came through crystal clear from the superb ensemble.”


    We are grateful for the generous support of The Golsoncott Foundation as we stage this production of Don Giovanni

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    Wed 05, Tue 11, Wed 12, Tue 18 & Wed 19 October £32
    Fri 07, 14 & 21 October £36
    Sat 08, 15 & 22 October £38

    Student Concession
    10 tickets at each of the Tue & Wed performances will be available at £15 for Under 21s. Must be booked in person and have proof of age.

    Early Booking Offer
    Wed 05 & Tue 11 October £27
    Fri 07 October £31
    Sat 08 October £33
    Book by Wed 01 June

    • Array

      "One of the best small scale opera companies in Britain"

      New York Times
    • "An astounding wall of sound... It’s worth stepping outside your comfort zone for."

      Bristol 24/7
    • Array

      "More than worth a trip down to South Bristol to see it."

      Reviews Hub
    • "Holden makes comic operas genuinely funny"

      Exeunt Magazine
    • Array

      "Unequivocally superb"

      StageTalk Magazine

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