Nobleman Don Juan, it seems, has everything – looks, money, a palace, and, of course, more women than he knows what to do with. A seducer, not a lover. A self-confident rascal who is only loyal to himself, and those around him are powerless to the charms of his charisma and the allure of his romantic existence. "A man, whom everyone envies, is a superhero... Really? What actually ensures immortality today?" asks the creative team behind the new ballet production of Don Juan – dramatist, choreographer and dancer Valentina Turcu, from Slovenia, and choreographer and dancer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena – 230 years after the world premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte's iconic opera Don Giovanni.
By combining carefully selected music from Mozart's opera with Frederick Chopin’s variations on the theme of La ci darem la mano, as well adding Eight Dark Shadows to the well-known characters of the opera and introducing a female creature Elle of sublime beauty from a different world – beyond this one, they have created a unique, sensuously sophisticated and provocative work of art in a neo-baroque style, which will give viewers a glimpse in to the deepest secret reaches of the world’s most famous heartbreaker’s subconscious.
Don Juan: Raimonds Martinovs, Arturs Sokolovs
Donna Elvira: Elza Leimane, Viktorija Jansone
Music Director and Conductor
August 22, Wednesday 19.00