He's handsome, cunning and utterly merciless. Don Giovanni's lustful desires have left a trail of heartbreak and shattered dreams; but in the wake of a life lived to excess and devoid of honour, his day of reckoning finally approaches ... pursued by those he has wronged, he is soon to discover the awful consequences of his actions (Opera Queensland review, Aug 2003)
The premiere of Don Giovanni took place to great public and critical acclaim in Prague on October 29, 1787. The Opera is in two acts, with a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on the play by Tirso De Molina. The English version is by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman.