Don Giovanni

Mozart / Saramago

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Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nuno Coelho Conductor / Original idea 
Jean Paul Bucchieri Staging / Light Design / Costumes

André Baleiro Baritone (Don Giovanni)
José Fardilha Baritone (Leporello)
Sónia Grané Soprano (Donna Anna)
Susana Gaspar Soprano (Donna Elvira)
Marco Alves dos Santos Tenor (Don Ottavio)
Leonor Amaral Soprano (Zerlina)
Manuel Rebelo Bass (Masetto)
Nuno Dias Bass (Commendatore)
Pedro Lacerda

Rita Castro Blanco Assistant conductor
Jorge Matta Conductor of the Gulbenkian Choir
Bárbara Magalhães Costumes
Joana Cornelsen Make-up
João Hipólito Video
Leonel Picareta and Ricardo Junceiro Scenography
Marta Serôdio and Otelo Lapa Staging assistants

Joana David and Pedro Costa Rehearsal pianists

W.A. Mozart / José Saramago
Don Giovanni o dissoluto

Don Giovanni according to Saramago’s theatrical piece “Don Giovanni ou O dissoluto absolvido”, with music from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni.

José Saramago wrote the play Don Giovanni ou O dissoluto absolvido based on a question that  starts the whole narrative moving. Taking Mozart’s opera Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni as his starting point, the Portuguese Nobel Laureate asked: “What if Don Giovanni hadn’t gone to Hell?” He then imagined that Seville’s great seducer, immortalised by Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte, would not have been condemned for his actions, questioning the power of moral judgment. In this stage version, Mozart’s music and Saramago’s play converge in an original staging by Jean Paul Bucchieri with musical direction by Nuno Coelho.

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