Don Giovanni


Creation 7th of february 2008 at CNSM de Paris. Coproduction : Cité de la Musique, Opéra de Besançon, Opéra de Limoges.

Musical direction : Olivier Reboul
Staging : Emmanuelle Cordoliani
Scenography : Émilie Roy
Costumes : Julie Scobeltzine
Lights :  Bruno Bescheron
Choreographie : Victor Duclos 

Don Giovanni : Sébastien Brohier
Leporello : Alexandre Duhamel
Il commandator : Luc Bertin-Hugault
Don Ottavio : Abdhella Lasri
Masetto : Ronan Debois
Donna Anna : Li Shin Huang
Donna Elvira : Isabelle Briard
Zerlina : Gaëlle Arquez

Direction : Guy Condette
Don Giovanni : Askar Abdrazakov
Leporello : Matthieu Lecroart
Il commandator : Luc Bertin-Hugault
Don Ottavio : Jérôme Billy
Masetto : Ronan Nédélec
Donna Anna : Chantal Santon
Donna Elvira : Marie-Paule Dotti
Zerlina : Delphine Haidan

On the trestles, on the parvis…
we give a mystery play. Its title is : il dissoluto punito.

We see a man who spreads pain around him, raping, murdering, reducing things to nothingness, making those whose path he crosses flee in terror, finally undergoing Male Death after having refused to mend his manners.
The mystery is the opposite of a news item, or a comedy of customs, or a drama. It is the symbolic representation of the relentless fight between life and death that takes place in each of us.

The “story within the story” of this representation on the parvis will allow us to show the opera in its most naked form, without ever trying to level the characters and the facts by using an unique style of acting.

Everything mixes without becoming distorted: the comedy, the drama, the sacred, the coarse, the occult… We shall rationalize neither Holy, nor the Supernatural.
We shall play the work from start to finish by accepting each of its aspects: the beautiful death of the commander, the comedy of servants, the tragedy of nobility, the confusion of their meeting, the wedding party, the masks, the speaking statue, Don Giovanni’s last feast, the divine justice preventing the vengeance of men and finally the small and stubborn life that succeeds the terrible death.

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