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Melbourne Opera’s third production (first in the City) for 2005 was Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Collaborating again with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart in Don Giovanni explores the dark side of traditional comedy. This is an opera of enormous power and eloquence, depicting the exploits and eventual punishment of an inveterate womanizer.
Starring: Joanna Cole, Margaret Haggart, Roger Howell, Antoinette Halloran, Richard Curtin with Christopher Tonkin & Phillip Calcagno as the Don.
Featuring: James Egglestone, Danielle Calder, Derek Welton, Adrian Tamburini, Matthew Davine, Laurence Meikle, Lee Abrahamsen, Suzan Stafford.
Designed by: Richard Jeziorny
Lighting design: Nick Merrylees
Directed by: Hugh Halliday
Melbourne Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by: Greg Hocking
Presented at the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre in July 2005
|Don Giovanni||Phillip Calcagno, Lucas de Jong|
|Donna Anna||Vanessa West, Jane O’Toole|
|Don Ottavio||Matthew Davine, Irving Dekterev|
|Commendatore||Eddie Muliaumaseali’i , Bryan O’Connell|
|Donna Elvira||Danielle Calder, Felicity Baldock|
|Leporello||Roger Howell, Adrian Tamburini|
|Zerlina||Lee Abrahmsen, Anna- Louise Cole, Kathryn Turner|
|Masetto||Laurence Meikle, Stephen Brodie|
|Maid, of Donna Elvira||Kathryn Turner|