Salon Music presents another Mozart piece – Don Giovanni, returning once again to the Brooklyn Theatre stage.
Since 2013, this programme has included annual productions of The Magic Flute (Mozart), the prescribed work for Matric Music in all government schools. 2017 marks the first year when the prescribed opera for the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa.
Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the Teatro di Praga, now called the Estates Theatre, on 29 October 1787. Da Ponte’s libretto was billed, like many of its time, as dramma giocoso, a term that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action.
Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements. A staple of the standard operatic repertoire, Don Giovanni is currently tenth on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide. Directed by Sandra Laubscher, conducted by Jaco van Staden and orchestrated by Willem Vogel.
The cast consists of Lukas Johan, Filippo Adami, Deirdré van Schalkwyk, Linelle Wimbles, Thabang Senekal, Ailyn Nienaber, Christopher Vale and Thomas Mohlamme.
Venue: Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr Thomas Edison and 13th St, Menlo Park, Pretoria
Time: Tue 11am | Thu and Fri 7pm | Sat 6pm | Sun 3pm
Cost: R120 – R350