Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

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 that marked 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 featured a newly-commissioned translation by celebrated Irish novelist Roddy Doyle.

A new production directed by cutting-edge Irish theatre and opera director, Gavin Quinn together with Austrian set and costume designer Bruno Schwengl. This production offered a distinct contemporary view of this classic opera.

Don Giovanni’s cast was 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

Creative Team:
Director: Gavin Quinn
Set and Costume Designer: Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Design: Sinéad 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

"razor sharp text... superb playing... see it if you can" - Goldenplec"Sharp, singable and to the point... there was no doubting the appeal of  Máire Flavin's Donna Anna and Tara Erraught's Donna Elvira, singers who flourish in the Mozartean balances and textures that conductor Fergus Sheil secures from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra" - The Irish Times

"Fergus Sheil, the OTC artistic director, conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which responds with real Mozartean flourish to his baton" - The Sunday Independent

"A soaring musical performance by Fergus Sheil, conducting the RTÉ Concert Orchestra - Phoenix Magazing

"a great evening of entertainment"  - Bachtrack