OPERA in Cinema: Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI

| 1787 | 205 mins | |
Kasper Holten

Saturday April 12, 2014

SPECIAL EVENT

$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Kasper Holten

Star studded cast featuring the leading Don Giovanni of today Mariusz Kwiecien and French soprano Veronique Gens.

The debut feature film of leading opera director Kasper Holten (Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), DON GIOVANNI (JUAN) retells Mozart’s classical masterpiece as a story of the modern man’s escape from himself and his demons.

Star studded cast featuring the leading Don Giovanni of today Mariusz Kwiecien and French soprano Veronique Gens.

Juan (Christopher Maltman) is a famous artist and notorious playboy, thanks to his ability to become just what any woman dreams of. He turns his own life into a megalomanic work of art, playing the game of seduction like no other, driven by a manic restlessness that pushes him forward through an endless stream of conquests, betrayals, sex and eventually murder, with death lurking as the only possible outcome.

Every scene and detail has been adapted to make full use of the visual vocabulary of modern cinema, following such unorthodox inspirational sources as The Bourne Trilogy and Traffic, while at the same time maintaining the exceptional live experience of opera, since the actors really sing on set.

Virginia Opera-DON GIOVANNI Photo Call 2/5/10

"A Radical, psychologically rich portrayal of Mozart's womanizing anti-hero seduces and excites along with Mariusz Kwiecien's near-perfect performance."

-William Hartston, Express

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