Don Giovanni

Aug 20th, 2013 - 16:00 your time
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The incorrigible ladies man. His victims. The inevitability of destruction. Mozart’s classic opera offers a framework for an emerging generation of musicians to forge a new form of expression. The light-hearted charm and comedy of this riveting score are used to good effect to depict a community morally adrift. In this modern take, affluent young people party and photograph and film themselves and each other endlessly. Even death itself is reduced to the role of a jester.

The drama finds itself tantalisingly placed in the middle ground between comedy and tragedy, burlesque and grotesque. It derives its power from a roll call of fresh young vocal talent and complex video projection. The production is a theatrical opera but also a live film projected simultaneously onto two screens.

W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni

  • Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • New Generation Opera Ensemble
  • Conductor: Ville Matvejeff
  • Choirmaster and Assistant conductor: Jonas Rannila

  • Director: Erik Söderblom

  • Film director: Janne Suutarinen
  • Assistant director: Mirva Koivukangas
  • Scenography: Markku Kunnari
  • Costumes: Sari Salmela
  • Assistant to the director: Laura Åkerlund

  • Don Giovanni: Waltteri Torikka, baritone

  • Leporello: Tapani Plathan, bass
  • Il Commendatore: Timo Riihonen, bass
  • Donna Anna: Ida Falk Winland, soprano
  • Don Ottavio: Joska Lehtinen, tenor
  • Donna Elvira: Anna Danik, soprano
  • Masetto: Nicholas Söderlund, bass
  • Zerlina: Malin Christensson, soprano

  • Film production: Arcada

Performed in Italian with subtitles in Finnish and English

Duration: 3 h 30 min, interval after 1. act

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