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W. A. Mozart

Don Giovanni

3 h 15 min, incl. 1 interval (30 min)
29.9.2023 – 27.10.2023
Main Stage
Italian. Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Age recommendation
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There are scenes in the performance including bright and flashing lights.

The rise and fall of the great philanderer

Don Giovanni, the insatiable seducer, stops at nothing to satisfy his lustful desires. He sets his sights on everyone he encounters, from Elvira to her maid, to the bride at a country wedding. When he kills the father of one of his conquests, he sets off a chain of events that seals his tragic fate.

Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart is one of the most brilliant operas in the world. Its timeless melodies combine the playful with the serious. The opera, which had its world premiere in 1787, tells the tale of an unrepentant seducer. Director Jussi Nikkilä’s interpretation presents the themes of addiction and power dynamics in a carnivalesque manner. This fast-paced production could only be performed twice after its 2020 premiere. Now the wait is finally over, and Don Giovanni can charm his audience. Pleasure, passion and humour are guaranteed.

Please note that the performance features bright and flashing lights, scenes with sexual imagery, and excessive use of intoxicants.

“It’s dark, edgy stuff and remarkably compelling”

– The Guardian

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The story opens with Don Giovanni’s attempt to woo Donna Anna by pretending to be her fiancé. Anna’s father, the Commendatore, arrives and challenges him to a duel. Don Giovanni kills the Commendatore and flees the scene. The unrepenting Don Giovanni continues his immoral pursuits, breaks more hearts and bribes his reluctant servant Leporello to assist him in his conquests. One night he brazenly invites the body of the deceased Commendatore to join him for dinner. Commendatore accepts the invitation and arrives to confront Don Giovanni about his crimes. When he refuses to show remorse, the flames of damnation ultimately consume him.

creative team

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hannu Lintu, Tarmo Peltokoski
Lorenzo da Ponte
Jussi Nikkilä
Sets and projections
Erika Turunen
Lighting design
Kalle Ropponen
Ima Iduozee
Action choreographer
Seppo Kumpulainen


Don Giovanni
Tuomas Pursio
Donna Anna
Johanna Nylund
Donna Anna
Aurora Marthens
The Commandant
Koit Soasepp
The Commandant
Marko Nykänen
Donna Elvira
Minna-Leena Lahti
Donna Elvira
Elisaveta Rimkevitch
Don Ottavio
Mihails Čulpajevs
Don Ottavio
Johan Krogius
Georg Festl
Vincenzo Nizzardo
Henri Uusitalo
Janne Sihvo
Sanna Iljin
Iris Candelaria

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