Presented by Paul Rissmann. This event includes Don Giovanni cast and orchestra.
Whether you’re completely new to opera or simply curious to find out more, Don Giovanni: Behind the Curtain will give you a fascinating insight into the magical alchemy of the artform.
This exclusive event has been specially created for Tour 2016 to provide a behind-the-scenes exploration of how an opera is staged, while at the same time demystifying opera itself.
Is it a pre-performance talk?
No, absolutely not. Don Giovanni: Behind the Curtain is a theatrical event exploring the magic of opera live on stage. Audiences old and new will have the chance to experience Don Giovanni from an entirely different perspective.
Is it a performance?
Yes, absolutely. We’ll have all the soloists, chorus, orchestra and production elements of Glyndebourne’s Don Giovanni. Imagine being able to pause a live opera and ask a question or explore how a singer interacts with the orchestra.
Is it on stage?
Oh yes, and for the first three minutes it’ll feel just like any other night at the opera – but then everything will change!
Is it suitable for children?
It has been conceived for anyone interested in discovering more about opera and we suggest it is suitable for children aged 12 or over.
Will it make sense if we haven’t seen Don Giovanni before?
Even if Don Giovanni is brand new to you, over the course of the evening we’ll tell you everything you need to know to enjoy the performance. The event is not a reduced or simplified version of Mozart’s opera, however – it is a complete theatrical event in itself.
Who is Paul Rissmann?
Paul Rissmann is a music presenter who has hosted Classics Unwrapped for BBC Radio Scotland and a critically acclaimed series of music discovery concerts for adults called Naked Classics.
Special ticket offer
Book a ticket for this event and save £10 on fully staged Don Giovanni performances.
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Tickets are subject to availability and valid only on tickets over £39. See terms and conditions.
Don Giovanni: Behind the Curtain is made possible with the help of Arts Council England and with additional support from the Clore Duffield Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.
Cast and creative team
Presented by Paul Rissmann
Conductor Pablo González, Ben Gernon (1, 8 Dec)
Director Lloyd Wood
Dramaturg Gretl Satorius
Projection Design Dave Fricker
Assistant Conductor Tim Anderson
Music Preparation Matthew Fletcher, Ashok Gupta, Ingrid Surgenor
Language Coach Barbara Diana
Assistant Director Fiona Dunn
Staff Director Jeanne Pansard Besson
Supertitles Ian Julier
Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
Leader Richard Milone
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Chorus Master Jeremy Bines
Leporello Brandon Cedel
Donna Anna Ana Maria Labin
Don Giovanni Duncan Rock, Norman D Patzke (8 Dec)
Il Commendatore Andrii Goniukov
Don Ottavio Anthony Gregory
Donna Elvira Magdalena Molendowska
Zerlina Louise Alder, Charlotte Beament* (1, 8 Dec)
Masetto Božidar Smiljanić
*Soloist from the Glyndebourne Chorus
Dates and times
Date Start Interval Finish Fri 28 October 7.00pm 25 mins 9.15pm
Milton Keynes Theatre
Date Start Interval Finish Thu 10 November 7.15pm 25 mins 9.30pm
Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre
Date Start Interval Finish Thu 17 November 7.15pm 25 mins 9.30pm
Norwich, Theatre Royal
Date Start Interval Finish Thu 24 November 7.15pm 25 mins 9.30pm
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Date Start Interval Finish Thu 1 December 7.15pm 25 mins 9.30pm
Plymouth, Theatre Royal
Date Start Interval Finish Thu 8 December 7.15pm 25 mins 9.30pm