Lorenzo da Ponte
Musical preparation: Tomáš Netopil
Conductor: Jan Chalupecký
Stage director: SKUTR (Martin Kukučka a Lukáš Trpišovský)
Sets: Jakub Kopecký
Costumes: Linda Boráros
Chorus master: Pavel Vaněk
Choreography: Jana Burkiewiczová
Dramaturgy: Beno Blachut
Dear theatre-goers, Please accept our sincere apologies for the cancellation of performance Don Giovanni on March 13th from 7 pm at the Estates Theatre because of operational reasons. We will, of course, return the full price of the ticket, and will also be happy to help you with selecting a performance on another date. If you purchased your tickets: By card payment online or through credit transfer: You need not do anything; we will refund the amount automatically to your account, no later than within 14 days. At National Theatre box offices: Upon presenting the valid ticket/s within 14 days from the date of the cancelled performance, we will refund the amount at one of our box offices. Cash on delivery: We will contact you. We can either send the amount to you through Czech Post or by means of a credit transfer to your account. At our contractual dealers (ColosseumTicket, Bohemia Ticket, Ticketportal, Ticketpro, Ticket Art): The price will be paid back to you at the place where you purchased the ticket/s. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us: email@example.com; +420 224 901 448 (Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm)
National Theatre Orchestra
National Theatre Chorus
Ballet of the National Theatre Opera
Premiere: June 9 and 10, 2012
The opera Don Giovanni, the Estates Theatre and the long-standing Mozart tradition are among the greatest glories of Prague’s cultural history. The Estates Theatre is globally unique in that it is the one and only preserved and still functional venue where a world premiere of a Mozart opera took place with the composer himself conducting. This premiere was – as is generally known – of the very “Opera of Operas”, Don Giovanni. And the Estates Theatre is all the more unique owing to the fact that this opera has been performed there for centuries. The world premiere of Don Giovanni on 29 October 1787 was a tremendous success and from Prague the new opera set out on its journey to global acclaim and admiration. Mozart’s “Prague” opera is one of the most frequently performed titles at the National Theatre. Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera is a work of Shakespearean multivalence, blending comedy and tragedy, “high” and “low”, giving rise to philosophical contemplations while at the same time affording entertainment replete with excitement and humour.
The opera is staged in Italian original version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.
Approximate running time, including intermission: 3 hours, 10 minutes, one 20-minute intermission.