Festival d’Aix en Provence : Operas Screenings – Don Giovanni

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Date(s) - 21/07/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mazda Hall


On the occasion of its 71st edition, the Festival d’Aix En Provence is offering free screenings of operas around the world!

The Alliance Française de Pune and Festival d’Aix En Provence,  in association with Fondation Orange and Poona Music Society,  are happy to offer free screenings of operas in July 2019.
Screening DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

21st July, 6PM
Mazda Hall, Camp, Pune

               Don Giovanni – Festival d’Aix en Provence 2018 © Pascal Victor/ArtComPress

Dramma giocoso in two acts
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
First performed on 29 October 1787 at the State Theater of Prague

A thousand and three female conquests in Spain alone! Don Juan has been alternately portrayed as a sex addict, a champion of freedom or as a “great lord but wicked man”. Of all the manifestations of this myth, Mozart’s opera seems the most timeless thanks to the clash it creates between laughter and terror, between joyful comedy and metaphysical fable. From the opening notes of this comic opera, where the terrible grandeur of the music of the Commendatore turns into the frantic race of the seducer, contrast reigns supreme. And the libertine dances above the abyss: Don Giovanni will only be stopped by the stone statue that invites him to a banquet at which no earthly food is eaten. More than two centuries after it was first created, this highpoint of the operatic canon – which has historic links with the Festival d’Aix – retains all its power. In this new production, the energy of a young cast enthused by the ultra-theatrical staging of Jean-François Sivadier and the ultra-Mozartian conducting of Jérémie Rhorer, make for a dazzling feast of seduction and desire. And a headlong rush into the abyss.

Conductor                                            Jérémie Rhorer
Stage Director                                     Jean-François Sivadier
Stage Designer                                     Alexandre de Dardel
Costumes Designer                            Virginie Gervaise
Lighting Designer                               Philippe Berthomé
Choreographer                                   Johanne Saunier
Hair & Make-up Designer               Cécile Kretschmar
Don Giovanni                                        Philippe Sly
Leporello                                                 Nahuel di Pierro
Donna Anna                                           Eleonora Buratto
Don Ottavio                                            Pavol Breslik
Donna Elvira                                         Isabel Leonard
Zerlina                                                   Julie Fuchs
Masetto                                                  Krzysztof Baczyk
Il Commendatore                                David Leigh
Chorus                                                    English Voices
Orchestra                                                 Le Cercle de l’Harmonie

This event is organised in partnership with Festival D’Aix En Provence, Fondation Orange and Poona Music Society.


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