Don Giovanni

April 2021

Photos credit: Stephen A’Court.






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

Orchestra Wellington


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