Known as Mozart’s darkest opera, Don Giovanni lives up to its reputation as a tale of murder, rape and revenge.
Don Giovanni exists in a world where he takes what he wants, when he wants, without regard for who he hurts along the way. With his power, position and considerable wealth, he intimidates and belittles those around him. Feeling untouchable, our opera begins as Don Giovanni commits the ultimate crime.
Set in 2018, this modern, fast-paced production explores the opera's themes of power, privilege and sexual assault which are as relevant today as they were when the piece was written in 1787. Inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Opera on Location are proud to be exploring the relationships between men and women following the “Weinstein Effect” -- echoing uncomfortably with the present, will the Don’s privilege protect him or will his insatiable appetite eventually lead to his downfall?
Opera on Location are delighted to be creating their sixth production this August in Eagle Works, Little Kelham. This exciting and brand new location is the perfect setting for our modern take on this fantastic opera that comprises horror, love and comedy in a perfect blend that will leave both opera stalwarts and first time audiences ‘devilishly’ satisfied.
This production will be sung in English with piano accompaniment.
Eagle Works, Little Kelham, Alma Street, S3 8RY