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Don Giovanni 1970Scottish Opera

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An excellent revival of Peter Ebert’s 1964 production in the hands of Ian Watt-Smith. The rest of the spring season consisted of further performances of the Rossini Cinderella, introduced at Christmas, and new productions of Turn of the Screw and Fidelio, the latter to celebrate the Beethoven bicentenary.

As with his designs for the 1963 Otello, Ralph Koltai’s set was simple in concept – two huge panels, one white, one black, which slid around the stage to vary the mood as appropriate before sliding together to crush Giovanni at the end.

For this revival, new costumes were designed by Nadine Baylis which supplied a touch of luxury missing from the previous runs. Also the piece was sung in Italian for the first time.

Two additional perfs in Newcastle w/c Apr 7 – dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Leporello Giovanni's servant

Stafford Dean

Donna Anna the Commendatore's daughter

Milla Andrew (Exc May 14)

Josephte Clément (May 14)

Don Giovanni a young nobleman

Peter van der Bilt

Commendatore an elderly aristocrat

Joseph Rouleau

Don Ottavio engaged to Anna

Werner Krenn (Exc May 14)

John Robertson (May 14)

Donna Elvira a lady from Burgos

Luisa Bosabalian

Zerlina a peasant girl

Patricia Hay

Masetto a peasant, engaged to Zerlina

John Lawson Graham

Performance DatesDon Giovanni 1970

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

2 Apr, 19.30 4 Apr, 19.30

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

12 May, 19.30 14 May, 19.30 19 May, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

21 May, 19.30 29 May, 19.30

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