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Don Giovanni, 25 August 1951

The Opera

Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte

Conductor: Fritz Busch

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Leporello: Owen Brannigan

Donna Anna: Hilde Zadek

Don Giovanni: Mario Petri

Commendatore: Bruce Dargavel

Don Ottavio: Leopold Simoneau

Donna Elvira: Dorothy MacNeil

Zerlina: Genevieve Warner

Masetto: Geraint Evans

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: John Piper

Costume Designer: John Piper

Choreographer: Sigurd Leeder