Mozart’s Don Giovanni

A cartoon representation of Don Giovanni with a eye mask on looking to the left with a background of different coloured silhouetted women looking to the left or right

Breathtaking tunes, a dastardly dude, and revenge. The ultimate night out!

Winter in Adelaide this year will be off to a very warm start, as a new breed of emerging opera artists transform the Adelaide Entertainment Centre into the hottest location in town.

Suave costumes, glittering masks, and the lush, indulgent melodies of Mozart, will set the scene for the Casanova of opera, Don Giovanni, to play out his last day of pleasure-seeking and debauchery.

Elephant in the Room Productions has assembled some of Adelaide’s newest artistic talent, backed by a full chorus and the 28-piece Adelaide Concert Orchestra, to create for you an unforgettable visit to the opera.

Director, Scott, Sharrad, has transported this tale of debauchery and comeuppance from 18th Century Italy to the bustling, stylish 1950s, giving this English translation a touch of “Mad Men” style.

To that end, Knightsman Bespoke Tailors will be adorning the principal male nobleman with costumes to elicit swoons from Adelaide audiences.

Elephant in the Room Productions’ resident costumer, Sheila Moffatt has hand-crafted the rest of the ensemble’s attire with the same attention to detail and care.

And all of these classic costumes will be showcased on a stage inspired by the famous, Lovell Beach House in California, which was designed by famous architect Rudolf Schindler and remains a landmark of early modern America today.

Presented in English, translated by Amanda Holden, this new production will allow new and seasoned opera-goers to experience Mozart’s musical genius first hand.

 

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Mozart’s Don Giovanni
English translation by Amanda Holden

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June

Mozart’s Don Giovanni
English translation by Amanda Holden

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June

Ticket prices include GST. Service and Handling Fees and Delivery Fees may apply. For information about mobile tickets and ticket sharing, please click here.

Support local, emerging talent

This intoxicating production of Don Giovanni will introduce opera aficionados to South Australia’s next wave of headline performers.

Blake Ascione, our Don Giovanni, takes to the stage in his debut opera role after graduating from the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Morgan Carter, our Donna Anna, is returning to Adelaide for this production before moving to Manchester to complete a Masters of Music in Opera Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music on a scholarship.

Danielle Ruggiero-Prior, our Donna Elvira, will be appearing in her first professional principal opera role.

Nick Geddes, our Masetto, returns to Adelaide after working with Pacific Opera in Sydney as one of their young artists.

Sean Renaud, our conductor, will be making his opera debut after undertaking a mentorship with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Nicholas Braithwaite.

Conductor, Sean Renaud (right) talks with Blake Ascione (standing, right) and Lexie (left) at a rehearsal

Prepare to party like it's 1787

Don Giovanni’s pursuit of pleasure, unshackled by morality, creates a breathtaking atmosphere. On one hand, Mozart’s soaring chords lift us to the heavens, while we witness Don’s brazen acts damning him beyond redemption.

Originally set at a paradoxical time in European history, where there was both excess and austerity, the 1950s’ staging captures the era’s time of unrest as a restless generation sought to break free from the shackles of prudent conservatism.

Dancing, singing, and voices from the grave await you, this June, when Don Giovanni is forced to choose between penitence or damnation.

Your choice is simpler. Gather friends, dress up, and party like it’s 1787!

Photo of Women Wearing Masks