Total theatre: Don Giovanni at Dutch National Opera

Mozart: Don Govanni

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, 7th May 2016

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The Hunt in the Forest by Paolo Uccello (circa 1470)

An hour before curtain-up to Don Giovanni, Dutch National Opera and its principal orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic, proudly announced chief conductor Marc Albrecht’s contract renewal at both institutions until the 2019/20 season. This première performance by NedPhO’s partner, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, confirmed that this continuing three-way alliance is, indeed, very good news. With a sound cast in Claus Guth’s staging, created for the Salzburg Festival, Albrecht did full justice to the dramatic span of the work, from its wry wit to the momentous events that start and end the plot.

View full review on Bachtrack.

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