Paphos to stage Mozart’s DonGio­vanni for 18th opera

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One of the great­est works of the oper­atic reper­toire and one of the lead­ing lyric mas­ter­pieces of all times, the out­stand­ing Don Gio­vanni by Wolf­gang Mozart is to be pre­sented at the 18th edi­tion of Pafos Aphrodite Fes­ti­val on Septem­ber 2, 3 and 4 at the square of the Me­dieval Cas­tle in co­pro­duc­tion with the Parma Opera group C.E.F.A.C. and with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Cyprus Sym­phony Orches­tra.

Mozart’s Don Gio­vanni is an opera in two acts and the li­bretto was writ­ten by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It pre­miered at the Es­tates The­atre in Prague on 29 Oc­to­ber 1787. Da Ponte’s li­bretto was con­sid­ered, like many of its time, as drama gio­coso, a term that de­notes a com­bi­na­tion of se­ri­ous and comic ac­tion.

In Don Gio­vanni, Mozart’s mu­sic ren­ders all as­pects of a man who goes against god and takes his fate in his own hands. In this im­pos­ing work, which mu­si­cally el­e­vates the cur­tain of Ro­man­ti­cism with the most im­pres­sive way, noth­ing is what it seems, since the am­bi­gu­ity per­me­ates the po­etic text but also the mu­sic. The in­tense dra­matic mu­sic which ac­com­pa­nies the ap­pear­ance of the other­worldly el­e­ment and the ex­ten­sive arias of the no­bles come into di­rect dia­logue with the light­hearted, ev­ery­day re­ver­ber­a­tion of the comic char­ac­ters.

For in­for­ma­tion con­tact the of­fices of Pafos Aphrodite Fes­ti­val Cyprus on 26822218 or visit the com­pany’s web­site www.pafc.com.cy.

Ticket prices are as fol­low­ing: EUR 25, EUR 40, EUR 50 and EUR 70.

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