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A real ladies’ man

For those of you who didn’t manage to see the performance of the opera Don Giovanni last month during the 18th Pafos Aphrodite Festival – or for those who want to relive the story – the Rialto theatre in Limassol will screen the opera as performed at the Metropolitan Opera Theatre on Saturday.

In this performance, three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero. Joining them is an ensemble of great Mozartean singers including Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramon Vargas and Rolando Villazon.

Together these performers will tell the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera in two acts. The story is based on the legends of the fictional libertine Don Juan, very famous for seducing women.

When the opera first came to the stage in 1787 it was described as being a drama giocoso – that is a serious opera with a bit of comic action.

For nearly three and a half hours, the Rialto screen will tell of the goings on of the young and sexually promiscuous nobleman. We will see if he takes the chance to fall in love, be honest and remain true to the one. Also, expect some supernatural elements to really put a spin on things.

Don Giovanni – The Met
Screening of the opera as performed at the Met theatre. October 22. The Rialto theatre, Limassol. 19.55pm. €18. With Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 777777445

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