English National Opera - Don Giovanni Reviews
9 July 2020

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Don Giovanni

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 21

Knave of trumps
11 Oct 16 / The Critics' Circle
A brutal new Don Giovanni turns heads at ENO
10 Oct 16 / The Observer
English National Opera has scored a hit in Richard Jones’s new staging of Don Giovanni
9 Oct 16 / Express
Richard Jones's production for English National Opera makes for a pretty depressing evening
9 Oct 16 / Daily Mail
Richard Jones opte pour une atmosphère sombre de film noir
6 Oct 16 / Opera Online
Bears only a passing resemblance to Mozart's opera
6 Oct 16 / The Spectator
Richard Jones has latched on to the timeless theme of Don Giovanni
5 Oct 16 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
What a frustrating show
5 Oct 16 / A Younger Theatre
The ENO rises triumphantly to this perennially challenging opera
4 Oct 16 / Evening Standard
This latest Don Giovanni is updated yet outdated
4 Oct 16 / Londonist
It’s all about sex
4 Oct 16 / Independent
Richard Jones dispenses with ambiguity and proposes some radical, subversive ‘clarifications’
4 Oct 16 / Opera Today
Strong in concept, strong in casting: Richard Jones' Don Giovanni at ENO
4 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
Musically, we were on strong ground
4 Oct 16 / Boulezian
Musically authoritative, theatrically fascinating
3 Oct 16 / The Stage
English National Opera's shortened season opens with a new Don Giovanni from Richard Jones
3 Oct 16 / What's on Stage
Mozartian Hollywood noir
3 Oct 16 / Planet Hugill
Richard Jones moves from Mozart with touches of brilliance and BDSM
2 Oct 16 / The Guardian
Sharp-edged and sharply etched
2 Oct 16 / What's on Stage
This is a striking, if ultimately unsatisfying, Don Giovanni
2 Oct 16 / Telegraph
Compared with ENO’s last two productions of Don Giovanni, this new one from Richard Jones is a sober affair
1 Oct 16 / Classical Source
How to seduce without sleaze
Can Christopher Purves make Mozart’s Don Giovanni a palatable character, a role he will play for ENO?
Production details
Cast
Purves, Bayley, Lynch, Rice, Clayton, Bevan, Crawley, Creswell
(c) Wigglesworth (d) Jones
Performance dates
30 September, 4, 7, 9(m), 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 26 October 2016
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