Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival featuring a newly-commissioned translation by Roddy Doyle.
Opera Theatre Company
A major new production marking OTC’s 30th anniversary year, a full-scale production of Mozart’s explosive theatrical masterpiece Don Giovanni in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin and Cork Opera House in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. This production features a new translation by celebrated Irish novelist Roddy Doyle, offering a unique opportunity to encounter this opera through a particularly Irish lens.
This new production is directed by cutting-edge Irish theatre and opera director, Gavin Quinn together with Austrian designer Bruno Schwengl who oversees sets and costumes. This production will offer a distinct contemporary view of this classic opera.
Don Giovanni’s cast is led by Welsh baritone David Kempster in the title role alongside major Irish singers including Tara Erraught (Donna Elvira) Máire Flavin (Donna Anna), Daire Halpin (Zerlina), John Molloy (Leporello) and Brendan Collins (Masetto)
Gaiety Theatre Dublin 29 September, 1 – 2 October 2016
Cork Opera House 5, 7 October 2016
Director: Gavin Quinn
Set and Costume Designer: Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Design: Sinead McKenna
Translation: Roddy Doyle
Don Giovanni: David Kempster
Leporello: John Molloy
Donna Anna: Máire Flavin
Donna Elvira: Tara Erraught
Zerlina: Daire Halpin
Don Ottavio: Alexander Sprague
Masetto: Brendan Collins
Commendatore: Jonathan May
Chorus of Opera Theatre Company
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Fergus Sheil