NZ Opera

Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In association with the Christchurch Arts Festival

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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.

The Cast

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.

The Story

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


Christchurch CBS

August 21—24

CBS Canterbury Arena

  • Wednesday 21
  • Thursday 22
  • Saturday 24
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

Enjoy a superb two course meal at The George's award winning Pescatore Restaurant before the show. Pre-Opera dinner packages include an entree and main and are available before evening performances only for $55 per person.

BOOK at The George on 03 371 0257

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Mark StoneJonathan LemaluAnna LeeseLisa Harper-BrownNicky SpenceRichard GreenAmelia BerryRobert Tucker

Mark Stone Don Giovanni

Jonathan Lemalu Leporello

Anna Leese Donna Elvira

Lisa Harper-Brown Donna Anna

Nicky Spence Don Ottavio

Richard Green Commendatore

Amelia Berry Zerlina

Robert Tucker Masetto


Wyn DaviesSara BrodieJohn VerrytElizabeth WhitingJeremy Fern

Wyn Davies Conductor

Sara Brodie Director

John Verryt Production Designer

Elizabeth Whiting Costume Designer

Jeremy Fern Lighting Designer