Mozart’s Opera of Operas in the very place it received its world premiere
Due to the government shutdown are the box offices of the National Theatre closed from 27th of December, 2020.
2 hours 50 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutesLanguage
In Italian, subtitles in Czech, EnglishPremiere
May 20, 2006
The Estates Theatre hosts performances of the legendary Don Giovanni production directed by Václav Kašlík and designed by Josef Svoboda, which received its premiere in 1969.
The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
The Ballet of the National Theatre Opera
W. A. Mozart decided to write an opera for Prague after the local audience responded to his Le nozze di Figaro with a far greater verve than their counterparts had in Vienna. He and the Italian poet and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte chose as the subject for the new piece the life and death of the great libertine, which has been treated in numerous works of art. Mozart’s account remains among the most feted.
The current production of Don Giovanni, performed at the Estates Theatre, is not only a tribute to Mozart himself, it also pays homage to two towering figures of Czech and global theatre – the stage director Václav Kašlík and the designer Josef Svoboda, under whom it was created back in 1969. The production’s 2006 revival is the work of the director Jiří Nekvasil, the set designer Daniel Dvořák and the costume designer Theodor Pištěk, who also worked with Miloš Forman on his Oscar-winning film Amadeus. Don Giovanni is one on the most frequently performed and most popular of the National Theatre Opera repertoire titles.
Photos from the production: Miroslav Pavlovič
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.