W. A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is director Jussi Nikkilä’s first genuine deep dive into the world of opera. ”The story is about a sex addict. I wanted to take a bold approach to the theme. Don Giovanni is an adult male who has operated in a certain way for decades. His entire character, his behavioural pattern and what he does to people provide an ideal landscape and dramatic tension for a director.”
”The general perception of French music seems to be that it’s light, ethereal, sometimes even jolly, distinctly lacking violence or harshness. However, we too can be harsh in our music." Conductor Patrick Fournillier introduces you three musical gems from 20th century French composers.