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What you loved about Don Giovanni

Read a selection of audience reactions and press reviews for Don Giovanni.

The curtain has now gone up on our brand new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Mariame Clément directs Glyndebourne’s first new Don Giovanni in over a decade. Rising-star conductor Evan Rogister makes his Festival debut.

Read what the audience and critics had to say about the production.


‘Had the privilege of seeing last night’s production- brilliant, superb singing an amazing evening’

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‘Absolutely fantastic opening night of Don Giovanni. A great musical performance from everyone and I’ve never seen a production with such vitality!’

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‘Stupendous production – outstanding performances, from all on stage and the OAE orchestra in the pit. The audience’s applause at the end said it all. I can’t recall a more rapturous response since Saul.’

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‘Brilliant production. Fabulous start to the 2023 season.’

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‘What a performance! Act 2 was utterly mesmerising! Thank you, Glyndebourne.’

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‘Mariame Clément’s thoughtful staging brings depth and insights’

The Guardian

‘the excellent debut conductor Evan Rogister, who sets cracking speeds and coaxes fine sonorities from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.’

Daily Telegraph

‘Mariame Clément’s thought-provoking production…asks at what point a sexually charismatic man becomes a predator.’

Evening Standard

‘The stunning direction is underpinned by performances that are as exquisite in ensemble as they are as solos.’

The Arts Desk

‘Andrey Zhilikhovsky was magnetic in the title role’


‘Best of the team are Victoria Randem’s sparky Zerlina and Michael Mofidian’s Masetto, both alert and wise to their mistreatment.’

The Stage

Don Giovanni is on stage until 15 July 2023

Image credits: Don Giovanni, Festival 2023. Photos by Monika Rittershaus

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