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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…

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