Greek National Opera to Showcase New ‘Don Giovanni’

By Nicolas Quiroga

The Greek National Opera will presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” on Oct. 21-29, 2022 .

The opera will be staged by the Director of Opera and Artistic Director of the Royal Danish Opera John Fulljame with Ondrej Olos conducting. This production is presented in collaboration with the Göteborg Opera and the Royal Danish Opera.

The cast includes baritone Dionysios Sourbis, tenor Vassilis Kavayas, bass Petros Magoulas, soprano Cellia Costea, bass-baritone Yanni Yannissis and the baritone Nikos Kotenidis.

“‘Don Giovanni’ is an enduring opera because it has so many aspects; there is broad humor and great theatrical set pieces, all in a dark thriller about a seducer who must be stopped. It is about how we live together in society and, as ever with opera, about how we face death. The climax is the long-awaited death of Don Giovanni himself as he chooses death, hell even, over denying who he is. His death is an expression of order reasserting itself over the unrestrained liberty he represents,” Fulljame said in an official press statement.

Fulljame’s production of “Gianni Schicchi” will also be presented later this year in a double bill with “Bluebeard’s Castle” by director Themelis Glynatsis.