A rake’s progress: Mozart’s Don Giovanni let loose in Aix

Mozart: Don Giovanni *****

Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Aix-en-Provence

Less than 24 hours after Stravinsky’s Rake bounded his way across the stage of the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, it was the turn of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (whose complete title is The Rake Punished, or Don Giovanni) to face his comeuppance. Jean-François Sivadier’s pulsating new production propels The Don through his lusty adventures at a whirlwind pace, pursued by those he has wronged, seeking vengeance. Behind a bare stage, the word “Liberta” is scrawled in red on a distressed wall, but can Don Giovanni’s victims ever be free of him? Sivadier suggests not.

David Leigh (The Commendatore) and Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni)
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