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John Cox's production was the first company staging of Don Giovanni for many years to achieve the honour of a revival. In most respects, as should happen, but rarely does, this run was as good as the first one. Richard Armstrong has never been known as a Mozart conductor, but if one opera should suit his sense of drama this would be it, and so it proved. A new Danish baritone was as good as his Swedish predecessor in the title role. All three women, from Canada, Italy and Sweden, were notably well matched. Jonas Degerfeldt made an impression in an unusual reading of Ottavio - bookish and bespectacled, and very well sung. Panajotis Iconomou made a lugubrious beanpole of a Masetto. Neal Davies (the only Brit in the entire cast) was a characterful Leporello, and Alessandro Guerzoni was a notable acquisition as a dark-voiced Commendatore.. 

Performance Cast

Leporello Giovanni's servant

Neal Davies

Donna Anna the Commendatore's daughter

Lyne Fortin

Don Giovanni a young nobleman

Morten Ernst Lassen

Commendatore an elderly aristocrat

Alessandro Guerzoni

Don Ottavio engaged to Anna

Jonas Degerfeldt

Donna Elvira a lady from Burgos

Monica Colonna

Zerlina a peasant girl

Katija Dragojević

Masetto a peasant, engaged to Zerlina

Panajotis Iconomou

Performance DatesDon Giovanni 2001

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

28 Mar, 19.15 31 Mar, 14.15 24 Apr, 19.15 28 Apr, 19.15

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

3 Apr, 19.15 5 Apr, 19.15 7 Apr, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

10 Apr, 19.15 12 Apr, 19.15

Eden Court Theatre | Inverness

20 Apr, 19.15

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