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Opera Australia's Oz Opera presents "Don Giovanni"
Saturday 25 August 2012
WestSide PAC, Echuca Road Mooroopna
Members: Full $49 Concession $43 Student $25 / Non-Members: Full $59 Concession $54 Student $34
Heís stolen kisses and broken hearts, but has operaís great Casanova gone a step too far? Find out in this exciting new production of Mozartís classic masterpiece, directed by Michael Gow.
The Don spends his days in the company of gorgeous women, fine food and the best champagne, and heís ready to add more women to his catalogue of conquests with the assistance of his much-maligned servant Leporello. But this time his dalliances are not going entirely to plan.
While escaping the house of one of his conquests, the virtuous Donna Anna, Don Giovanni is caught by her father the Commendatore and is forced to fight his way out. Donna Anna is devastated her beloved father is dead and her masked attacker is still at large.
Donna Elvira once succumbed to the Donís amorous arts but he didnít stay around for as long as she would have liked. She is telling everyone and anyone who will listen (including Donna Anna and her fiancť Don Ottavio) that he is not to be trusted.
Anna and Ottavio swear to avenge the Commendatore, but meanwhile Don Giovanni has set his sights on Zerlina, the lovely bride-to-be of local villager Masetto - and she doesnít look completely unwilling! Itís time for a party, and some champagne to seal the deal.
But when you are leaving a trail of broken hearts and havoc all over Europe, it is going to catch up with you sooner or later. Something or someone sinister is waiting just around the corner for Giovanni. Has operaís favourite bad boy finally met his match?
Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra
Shuttle Bus Available to WestSide Performing Arts Centre
Are you ready to enjoy a social night of entertainment at WestSide PAC, but arenít able to drive yourself?
Riverlinks is delighted to be able to support patrons who need assistance to get to our shows with a free shuttle bus service from the Eastbank Centre to the WestSide Performing Arts Centre.
This service is for the benefit of those who would like to attend Riverlinks shows at Mooroopna but have no transport or who are hesitant to drive across the Causeway at night.
Seats are limited so please book your place when you purchase your ticket!
Director: Michael Gow
Conductor: Tahu Matheson
Adaption: Michael Gow
Designer: Robert Kemp
Lighting Designer: Matt Scott
Orchestral Reduction: Andrew Greene
English Translation: Tony Legge
Duration of performance: Approximately 180 minutes, including one 20 minute interval
Patronsí Advice: There are no lighting, smoke or sound effects that patrons need to be informed of.