A Night at the Opera: Don Giovanni

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A Night at the Opera: Don Giovanni

CULTURAL ACTIVITY
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 7:30pm-11pm 
Location: Teatro dell’Opera, Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 1

Price: €45
Deadline to sign-up and pay is on Monday, September 30, 2019

By purchasing this trip, you are accepting the terms and conditions.

Underlying his audacity and unrelenting passion for women, it is God and society that Don Giovanni rails against and defies.This is the cause of his downfall and swift punishment. Mozart’s opera – a drama giocoso or joyous drama – expresses all this with unrepressed power. Lorenzo da Ponte's brilliant libretto is an adaptation of the play by Tirso de Molina, which also inspired Molière's Don Juan. However, it is Mozart’s music, starting with the overture, that gives the work its metaphysical dimension, making the work much more than a simple story. Don Giovanni is the quintessential example of Mozart's genius, where the best and worst of human nature are on display, where the tragic and the grotesque, the sublime and the ridiculous are combined in the pursuit of the most spiritual and earthly desires. All of this comes together in the most beautiful music ever written,to the point that Richard Wagner would claim Don Giovanni is "the opera of all operas".

 

​Maximum Number of Participants: 17

What is included:

-Opera ticket

-Insurance

*For more information email studentservices@johncabot.edu
**Please be reminded that, as stated in the terms and conditions., all activities and trips are not refundable.