Rogue Opera brings Mozart’s music to life in an engaging and intimate production with a modern update examining the themes of power, attraction and seduction and exploring what morality, judgement and retribution look like in today’s world.
Set during Fashion Week in present-day Milan – the famous womaniser is head of the label ‘Don G’ and uses his power, status and wealth to charm, seduce and deceive three women.
Anna, the daughter of The Commendatore (a retired fashion-house mogul and one-time mentor of Don Giovanni), is torn between her sensible choice boyfriend and the lure of the ‘bad boy’ Don G. Elvira is the head of the fashion magazine ‘Rogue’ and Zerlina is a young model seeking to get ahead in the industry. Don Giovanni’s assistant, Leporello, reluctantly aids his boss’s debauchery but becomes more and more complicit. Anna seeks justice… Elvira hopes for reform… but will Don Giovanni truly be punished for his crimes?
“A first class production” *****
“Wonderful voices and expression…Inventive costumes and scenery with a modern update.”*****
“The singing and acting were superb. As good as I have seen at Covent Garden.” *****
“A triumph, excellent! Eight singers pulling together a big opera with great confidence.” ****