On 22 & 23 July 2023 Arcadian Opera will perform Mozart’s most popular and, some say, the best ever opera written, Don Giovanni.
In a break from their past performances, Arcadian Opera will be emulating the popular garden opera format with an earlier start time – leaving plenty of time in the interval to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings of Stowe. Bring your favourite summer collation and purchase bottles of wine, Prosecco and water from our bar to experience the ultimate English institution that is summer opera.
Mozart’s outrageous comedy tells the tale of an incorrigible young playboy who blazes a path to his own destruction. The opera relates the tale of an irresistible, yet amoral, youth who is loved by women almost as universally as he loves them. It doesn’t take long before it is evident that even Don Giovanni cannot escape the consequences of his excessively libidinous behaviour.
Performed in an audacious new English translation by Jeff Clarke of Opera della Luna, the roles will be sung by professional singers supported by the experienced Arcadian Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
Don Giovanni – Samuel Lom
Leporello – Leo Selleck
Donna Anna – HeMing Li
Don Ottavio – Daniel Bell
Donna Elvira – Katherine Blumenthal
Zerlina – Laura West
Masetto – Sebastian Stride
Commendatore – Tobias Odenwald