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Venice, Mozart's Don Giovanni returns to the Teatro La Fenice in Michieletto's award-winning staging, with Robert Treviño on the podium
Nine performances are scheduled, with a double cast
Organized by: La Fenice Theater Foundation

La Fenice Theater Foundation Presents

“ Opera and Ballet Season 2023 – 24 ”
To the La Fenice Theater in Venice from the 16 to 25 May 2024 back on stage Don Giovanni of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, proposed in the award-winning production created in 2010 by the director Damiano Michieletto, with scenes from Paolo Fantin and the costumes of Carla Thetis. The production won four Opera Awards - for direction, sets, costumes and as best show of the season - and in 2011 it won an Abbiati Award (for sets and costumes).

The resumption of this production, with Robert Treviño driving theOrchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice, features a double cast made up of Markus Werba is Alessio Arduini in the role of Don Giovanni, Zuzana Markova is Desirée Rancatore in that of Donna Anna, Francesco Demuro is Leonardo Cortellazzi like Don Ottavio, Francesca Dotto is Carmela Remigio in the guise of Donna Elvira, Alex Esposito is Omar Montanari in the role of Leporello, William I ran is Lodovico Filippo Ravizza in those of Masetto, Lucrezia Drei is Laura Ulloa like Zerlina, joined by Gianluca Buratto in the role of the Commander. Choir Master is Alfonso Caiani, master of the harpsichord Roberta Ferrari, light designer Fabio Barettin; the filming of the direction is entrusted to Eleonora Gravagnola. Nine performances are scheduled, on 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 May 2024.

Playful drama in two acts, Don Giovanni is the second masterpiece of the so-called trilogy (also including The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan tutte) born from the fruitful collaboration that Mozart established with Lorenzo Da Ponte, author of the booklets. The composer presented the work to the public of Prague the October 29, 1787; the impresario of the Nationaltheater had asked him for a new job after the success of the Marriage of Figaro in Prague, with a particular recommendation regarding the role to be assigned to the baritone Luigi Bassi, the acclaimed interpreter of Figaro. Mozart worked hard between March and October, and the opera was staged with great success, renewing the enthusiasm of the beloved Prague public.

“Not without an implicit challenge – explains the theatre's presentation note – to the chronologically very close Don Giovanni Tenorio or The Stone Guest by Bertati and Gazzaniga, presented at the San Moisè in Venice in February 1787, Mozart and Da Ponte's Don Giovanni collects a subject of ancient literary acquaintance (see Tirso de Molina, Molière, Goldoni), who however in Mozart's time was falling back to his original rank of popular theatrical entertainment. Thanks above all to the composer's choices, often open to sublime heights comparable only to pages of the Requiem and the Zauberflöte, Mozart and Da Ponte elevated the subject of popular origin to a tragic-symbolic sphere which frequently bursts into the eighteenth-century comic-playful framework liquidate the pompous gender distinctions of rationalist classicism by anticipating pre-romantic values such as tragic irony and the sense of the grotesque (coexistence of the comic and the serious) as an existential cipher.”


(Photo above, credit Michele Crosera – Teatro La Fenice | Robert Treviño, credit Mats Bäcker)
Venice, Mozart's Don Giovanni returns to the Teatro La Fenice in Michieletto's award-winning staging, with Robert Treviño on the podium


Characters and performers
Don Giovanni
Markus Werba 16,18,21,23,25/5
Alessio Arduini 17,19,22,24/5
Donna Anna
Zuzana Markova 16,18,21,23,25/5
Desirée Rancatore 17,19,22,24/5
Don Ottavio
Francesco Demuro 16,18,21,23,25/5
Leonardo Cortellazzi 17,19,22,24/5
The Commander Gianluca Buratto
Donna Elvira
Francesca Dotto 16,18,21,23,25/5
Carmela Remigio 17,19,22,24/5
Alex Esposito 16,18,21,23,25/5
Omar Montanari 17,19,22,24/5
William Corrò 16,18,21,23,25/5
Lodovico Filippo Ravizza 17,19,22,24/5
Lucrezia Drei 16,18,21,23,25/5
Laura Ulloa 17,19,22,24/5

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice
director Robert Treviño
choir master Alfonso Caiani

direction Damiano Michieletto
directed by Eleonora Gravagnola
scenes Paolo Fantin
costumes Carla Teti
lights Fabio Barettin


Don Giovanni 
Playful drama in two acts

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
booklet by Lorenzo Da Ponte  


16 May 2024 at 7pm 'before'
performances 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 May at 7pm
May 19th and 25th at 3.30pm

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