Cast and Production
Don Giovanni – Christian Thurston
Leporello – James Ioelu
Donna Elvira – Amanda Atlas
Donna Anna – Amelia Berry
Don Ottavio – Oliver Sewell
Zerlina – Natasha Wilson
Masetto – Joel Amosa
Commendatore – Paul Whelan
Conductor – Matthew Ross
Director – Sara Brodie
Associate Director – Matthew Kereama
Production Designer – Meg Rollandi
Lighting Designer – Jo Kilgour
Wellington Opera Chorus
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Duration: 3 hours approx, including one interval
This Don Giovanni was outstanding. It humbled me: the richness of talent that New Zealand / Aotearoa possesses in all areas. The direction was sublime… creative, innovative, and subtle.
Stephen Gibbs, dmsreviewblog
A finer cast could hardly be desired… Undoubtedly a wonderful achievement. …proved its point that opera of the highest standard can be mounted here and that there is an enthusiastic audience for it.
Roger Wilson, Stuff
The whole-hearted applause that greeted cast and creative team in the curtain calls demonstrated the pleasure this new opera company has brought in its premiere production.
Elizabeth Kerr, Five Lines
We are privileged in every way to have the opportunity to enjoy opera like this being produced in Wellington.
Michael Gilchrist, Theatreview