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Opera “Don Giovanni” in Paphos

From Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th of September at 20:00

One of the greatest opera masterpiece and one of the leading creations in the lyric poetry of all times- is the outstanding “Don Giovanni” written by W.A. Mozart will be presented to the public during the 18th Paphos Aphrodite Festival which will take place on the 2nd, 3rd,and 4th of September at the Medieval Castle square in Paphos in cooperation with Parma Opera Organization C.E.F.A.C. and with the participation of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

“Don Giovanni” is Mozart’s two-act opera and its libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. The opera premiered at the Estates Theatre in Prague on 29th of October 1787. Da Ponte’s libretto was considered, like many of its time, as drama giocoso, a term which is used to describe the combination of serious and comic actions.

In Don Giovanni, Mozart’s music projects all feelings of soul of a human, who goes against the God and risks to take his fate in his own hands. In this tremendous work, which impressively incarnates the ideas of Romanticism with the use of music, so that things are not what they seem to be:  the ambiguity permeates both the poetic text and the music. The intense dramatic music which highlights the elements of a mental battle is interweaver with accompanies the with the lighthearted, everyday reverberation of the comic characters.

The plot takes place in Seville (Spain), in the 17th century and describes the erotic adventures of the licentious Spanish nobleman Don Giovanni who seduces and frequently insults the feeling of women who he encounter up until the moment when he surprisingly meets a woman whom he cannot avoid, outwit or even kill. During one of his adventures he attempts to rape Donna Anna, whoever he faces her father who stands up fo his daughter. While fleeing, he kills her father, who then returns from the dead to take his vengeance. Since Don Giovanni does not repent for his actions, so he end up in hell.

The performance will be supplemented with English and Greek subtitles.

For additional information, call at:  +357 26822218

Place: Medieval Paphos Castle
Address: Paphos, Cyprus (View on the map)

Category:

  • Theatre

Ticket price:

  • €25 - 70 - per ticket