Our production of Don Giovanni by Mozart (postponed from 2020) took place at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall on 11th-15th July 2022, following performances in Croydon during June.
This dramatic, timeless story, first performed in 1787, is a black comedy for all ages. Ranging from farce to tragedy and set to Mozart’s magnificent music, with an English translation by the late and much missed Amanda Holden.
Mozart retells the Don Juan legend, portraying the Don himself as an anarchic force of nature, respecting nothing and nobody; the archetypical womaniser whose ‘love ’em and leave ’em’ philosophy challenges society’s norms. But, actions have consequences. Everyone’s favourite scoundrel leaves behind a trail of destruction and devastation, until Fate takes a hand and supernatural judgement intervenes.
It was directed by Leon Berger, designed by Jill Wilson and conducted by Jonathan Butcher.
See a gallery of photos from our Croydon production here .
Read a review by Jenni Balow in The Cornishman.
Take a peek at the programme: download it here .
For further details, see the Don Giovanni web page .
The much-delayed 50th Anniversary Opera Soirée is planned for Saturday 3rd December at Whitgift School Concert Hall. Note this is not our usual Sunday evening date.
The programme will include music from five glorious decades of Surrey Opera productions, featuring many of our regular professional soloists, plus the Surrey Opera chorus and conducted by Jonathan Butcher – of course!
50th Anniversary celebration
We held a (delayed) 50th Anniversary celebration at Clyde Hall on 10 September; here are some photos from it:
Below are some photos from selected highlights over the past 50 years (click on them for more information):