Don Juan, the epitome of the seducer, inspired Mozart to one of his most influential operas – frivolous, witty and profound all at once. In his version of Don Giovanni, director Herbert Fritsch »abandons the formal, virtuoso arrangement of nonsense« and »thereby gives the audience freedom of interpretation« [FAZ].
In doing so, he draws on the core of Don Juan and brings him to new life as a malicious harlequin – a loser, audacious, side-splittingly funny and irresistible all at once, framed by the delicate, utterly dark pinnacle of Mozartean music. A »fascinating and intelligent interpretation removed from all platitudes« [klassik.com].
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte / German translation by Sabrina Zwach