Nov/Dec 2018 – Mozart´s Don Giovanni at the National Centre for the Performing Arts China

This year, Thomas Tatzl returns to the National Centre for the Performing Arts in China in Mozart´s Don Giovanni. Tatzl recently thrilled audiences at the NCPA last season as Figaro in their production Le nozze di Figaro in Beijing.

From Molière, Byron, Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas to Merimee, the story of Don Giovanni came down in these European literary giants’ writings for nearly 400 years. In 1787, Mozart wrote the opera Don Giovanni based on Lorenzo da Ponte’s libretto, portraying a bold and romantic Don Giovanni who defies convention. With fantastically dramatic music, Mozart creates a lively dramatic atomsphere, and brings the characters of different classes, identities and personalities to life.

The NCPA production of Don Giovanni is in homage to this classic that has been spread and sung for over two centuries. Music Director of the NCPA LÜ Jia will render the essence of Mozart’s music. After Lucia di Lammermoor, director and set designer Yannis Kokkos joins the NCPA production again to elaborate on how the licentious nobleman is punished, revealing the “avant-garde” sense of the opera when Mozart lives. Many domestic and foreign singers that have an outstanding performance in Mozart’s operas will gather together to present the unique charms of the composer’s music.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte
Premiere: October 29th, 1789, Graflich Nostitzsches Nationaltheater, Prague

More Information: Here

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