Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto Lorenzo da Ponte
English Translation                   Amanda Holden
Director/Designer Richard Studer
Conductor Jonathan Lyness
Opera Project Orchestra
Leader Catherine Black

They make it work, they deliver with punchy, impactful theatre, and they cast with strength
Opera Now, Jan/Feb 2007, The Turn of the Screw, Opera Project at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Opera Project and Tobacco Factory Theatres return to Mozart and, for many, the greatest opera ever written. Within minutes of the opera opening, Don Giovanni is involved in a duel with the Commendatore, whose daughter Anna he has abducted. The Commendatore is killed and the tone is set for a series of brutal escapades, culminating in a graveyard where Giovanni invites the statue of the Commendatore to dinner. Unbelievably for the Don, the statue accepts and the opera reaches its climax in the famous supper scene during which Giovanni is dragged to hell.

This is the story of a man entirely driven by desire for sexual conquest, a desire that not only controls his own life but those around him. This tale of seduction, murder and divine retribution is nevertheless richly imbued with darkly comic episodes, provided by the fast and furious interplay between Giovanni and his servant Leporello, one of opera’s most memorable creations.

Opera Project have assembled a spectacular line-up for this one. George von Bergen, in the title role, leads an exceptional cast almost entirely new to Tobacco Factory Theatres. Jonathan Lyness conducts another of his superb orchestral arrangements and Richard Studer brings an unexpected twist to the story.


Don Giovanni
George von Bergen
Benjamin Cahn
Donna Elvira
Elin Pritchard
Donna Anna Anna Patalong
Don Ottavio William Wallace
Masetto Bradley Travis
Laura Ruhi Vidal
Donald Thomson


5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22 October (7.30pm)
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF
0117 9020344
For tickets, please contact Tobacco Factory Theatres