The Royal Opera - Don Giovanni Reviews
11 July 2020
Katarina Karneus (Donna Elvira), Matthew Polenzani (Don Ottavio), Hibla Gerzmava (Donna Anna)
Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni)
Irina Kyriakidou (Zerlina), Adam Plachetka (Masetto)
Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), Marco Spotti (Commendatore)
Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), Lorenzo Regazzo (Leporello)

Performance reviews

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Don Giovanni

The Royal Opera


No. of reviews: 17

It's just plain embarrassing
23 Feb 12 / What's on Stage
This cast brings an admirable amount of life to Zambello’s all too serious production
21 Feb 12 / Musical Criticism
Creditable singing in vacuous Don Giovanni production at ROH
19 Feb 12 / Seen and Heard
It's a sure sign that a show is on its last legs when the cast feels free to run riot
19 Feb 12 / Classical Source
Erwin Schrott is quite simply the leading Don Giovanni of our day
18 Feb 12 / The Stage
The suave, sexy Don Giovanni of Erwin Schrott can detect the scent of a woman a mile off
17 Feb 12 / Opera Britannia
A very enjoyable evening, but it could have been done so much better
27 Jan 12 / Express
This three-and-a-half hour performance feels less than the sum of its assorted parts
26 Jan 12 / Tottenham & Wood Green Journal
Carydis’ conducting gives Don Giovanni a mauling
26 Jan 12 / Seen and Heard
You have to take the rough with the smooth
25 Jan 12 / The Guardian
Long may music rule...
25 Jan 12 / Musical Criticism
First impressions are important
23 Jan 12 / Opera Britannia
A long and laboured evening
23 Jan 12 / Independent
No amount of flames can generate heat in this lazy revival
23 Jan 12 / The Arts Desk
Hot n' sizzling flames, but not much sparkle
23 Jan 12 / Music OMH
It’s a rum do when the star turn in Don Giovanni is the sap Don Ottavio
23 Jan 12 / What's on Stage
Francesca Zambello’s lumbering production is still showing no signs of lift-off
23 Jan 12 / Classical Source
Interview: Katarina Karnéus
"You must commit yourself to exactly what your doing and present something that is really true."
Production details
Cast
Finley/Schrott, Regazzo/Esposito, Gerzmava/Remigio, Karneus/Donose, Polenzani/Breslik, Kyriakidou/Lindsey, Plachetka/Rose, Spotti/Hagen
(c) Carydis (d) Zambello
Performance dates
21, 24, 26, 28, 31 January, 3, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29 February 2012
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