Presented by APO in association with NZ Opera
Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Don Giovanni Richard Šveda
Leporello Robert Gleadow
Donna Elvira Brigitta Kele
Donna Anna Ekaterina Siurina
Zerlina Natasha Wilson
Masetto Morgan Pearse
Don Ottavio Adam Frandsen
Il Commendatore Pelham Andrews
with The Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus
Don Giovanni lives for one thing – women! He seduces compulsively and unrepentantly, while his long-suffering servant Leporello maintains the catalogue. Making a post-assignation getaway from one noble woman, he kills her father. But the father was a highly respected citizen: passing a statue erected in his memory, Don Giovanni invites it to dinner. Slowly, very slowly, the statue nods its head …
Funny, dark, earthy, witty, shocking, this all-embracing score has some of Mozart’s most sublime music, some of his most catchy tunes, and – when the legions of Hell catch Don Giovanni in the end – music which, after 200 years is still terrifying.
Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen makes his debut with the APO in the title role alongside Grammy award-winning bass baritone Robert Gleadow as Leporello and fellow New Zealander and emerging artist Natasha Wilson as Zerlina.
Giordano Bellincampi will again lead the orchestra and the stellar cast of singers, infusing his innate sense of theatre for what promises to be a sensational opera in concert performance.