Magazine
Latest Issue
Special Reports
Latest Special Report

Prospect Recommends: Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House

By Alexandra Coghlan  

Kasper Holten made his directorial debut at the Royal Opera House last February, with an exquisite production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. A year on, all eyes are on his follow-up, Mozart’s notoriously inscrutable tragicomedy Don Giovanni.

Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien leads the cast as the roguish seducer. Young and handsome enough to convince dramatically, and musically experienced enough to pull it off (he’s sung the role over 20 times, including at the Met), he alone would be reason enough to book tickets. That he is joined by the magnificent Véronique Gens, France’s operatic queen, as Donna Elvira, and our own…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

More From Prospect