Dramma giocoso in two acts (1787)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Director Keith Warner
In Italian with German surtitles
A recreation of the 2006 Theater an der Wien Production in celebration of the 10th Anniversary
Premiere: 12. 12. 2016
When Le nozze di Figaro, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's first collaboration with the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, was such a resounding success in Prague in 1786, a follow-up commission came from that city almost immediately. The story of Don Juan was very popular at this time, so it was safe to assume that an opera based on the tale would meet with interest. Following the first performance in 1787, a contented Mozart wrote to his friend Jacquin, "on 29th October my opera D: Giovanni was staged, and was received with the loudest applause". Neither he nor Da Ponte could know that Don Giovanni would soon be regarded as the "opera of operas" and would incite numerous deliberations on principles of philosophy, aesthetics and psychology. This "dramma giocoso" with its mixture of comedy and tragedy tests the boundaries of morality, explores the hidden depths of emotion and has provoked new contemporary interpretations in every era including ours.
As of June 15, 2016 ticket sale at the box-offices (Theater an der Wien, Wien-Ticket Pavillon) as well as telephone and online booking for performances until December 31, 2016. Tickets for performances as of January 1, 2017 will be available as of September 1, 2016.
VenueLinke Wienzeile 6
- Mon. 12 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Wed. 14 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Sat. 17 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Mon. 19 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Wed. 21 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Wed. 28 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Sat. 31 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.