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The Ultimate Seduction.
“Here for a good time, not a long time” might well be the motto of Don Giovanni, opera’s greatest anti-hero. A thoroughly hedonistic womaniser, he will stop at nothing – even murder – in the pursuit of pleasure.
Mozart’s liveliest, most extreme and most romantic music draws the image of a human being who knows that his existence is not infinite, and therefore wants to make the most of his time on earth.
This new production stars English baritone Mark Stone in the title role, with English-born Australian soprano Lisa Harper-Brown as Donna Anna, Dunedin’s Jonathan Lemalu as Leporello and our current Freemasons Dame Malvina Major Young Artist Anna Leese (Tatyana in Eugene Onegin) as Donna Elvira.
Don Giovanni, an exceptionally lecherous nobleman, cannot resist the opportunity to seduce any woman who crosses his path. As a small crowd of wronged lovers, their fiancés and other enraged relatives grows, his fate is sealed when he kills the father of Donna Anna, one of his conquests. The Commendatore might be dead but his wrath is enough to cross even this boundary.
Accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Featuring the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
A New Zealand Opera production
In association with the Christchurch Arts Festival
CBS Canterbury Arena
Pre Show Talks
22 August 6pm; 24 August 12pm
South Concourse, CBS Canterbury Arena
Opera Exposed Night
22 August from 6pm
Pre-Opera Dinner Package
The George Hotel, Christchurch
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Mark Stone Don Giovanni
Jonathan Lemalu Leporello
Anna Leese Donna Elvira
Lisa Harper-Brown Donna Anna
Nicky Spence Don Ottavio
Richard Green Commendatore
Robert Tucker Masetto
Amelia Berry Zerlina
Wyn Davies Conductor
Sara Brodie Director
John Verryt Production Designer
Elizabeth Whiting Costume Designer
Jeremy Fern Lighting Designer