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