Why See San Francisco Opera: Don Giovanni?
HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED!
San Francisco Opera brings the mayhem in this darkly mischievous Mozart classic, where Opera's most infamous playboy has his Machiavellian attempts at seduction thwarted, and is finally punished for the rogue he is, in this deviously duplicitous comic masterpiece.
WHAT IS DON GIOVANNI ABOUT?
Set in 18th Century Seville, Spain, the troublesome Don Giovanni disguises himself as Don Ottavio, to seduce his pure and beautiful fiancee Donna Anna, ahead of the pairs impending wedding vows, leading to a the murder of Donna Anna's father by Giovanni as he tries to foil the nefarious plot.
Meanwhile, Donna Elvira arrives to track down Giovanni, her errant husband. The ensuing chaos sees Giovanni try to put the moves on his own wife, whom he fails to even recognise. Once let into the secret of Giovanni's two thousand plus amours conquests, she seeks revenge on the rake and Don Giovanni's world begins to unravel as he faces his final comeuppance at the hands of jealous husbands, angry wives and an unearthly presence.
Opening night: 4 June 2017
Sung in Italian with English titles
Three hours and 10 minutes with one intermission
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