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Don Giovanni 1948Glyndebourne Opera

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As with the previous year's pairing, Glyndebourne gave nine performances each of two operas. This time, both were by Mozart, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. The Don Giovanni staging was a revival of the Glyndebourne production originally mounted in 1936.

Rafael Kubelik had only recently moved from Czechoslovakia to live in the west, though his name was familiar, if only because his father, Jan Kubelik, had been a violin virtuoso who toured widely in Britain before the war. He was in charge at Covent Garden for a few years in the late fifties, but spent most of his subsequent career in Germany. He was able to return to the liberated Czech Republic shortly before his death.

Data is from the Glyndebourne Festival Archive website.

Performance Cast

Leporello Giovanni's servant

Vito de Taranto

Donna Anna the Commendatore's daughter

Ljuba Welitsch

Don Giovanni a young nobleman

Paolo Silveri

Commendatore an elderly aristocrat

David Franklin

Don Ottavio engaged to Anna

Richard Lewis

Donna Elvira a lady from Burgos

Christina Carroll

Zerlina a peasant girl

Ann Ayars (Exc Sep 6, 8, 10)

Hilde Gueden (Sep 6, 8, 10)

Masetto a peasant, engaged to Zerlina

Ian Wallace

Performance DatesDon Giovanni 1948

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

23 Aug, 00.00 25 Aug, 00.00 27 Aug, 00.00 31 Aug, 00.00 2 Sep, 00.00 4 Sep, 00.00 6 Sep, 00.00 8 Sep, 00.00 10 Sep, 00.00

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