Don Giovanni is back on stage with Opera Australia

Opera Australia Don Giovanni

Putting an opera on is no easy feat. But it’s possible with a cast of thousands and some of the most talented singers the world – genuinely – has to offer.

Opera Australia’s latest instalment of Don Giovanni is a mashing together of singers from every corner of the globe, coming together to celebrate their art and put on a show Opera Australia has been acclaimed internationally too many times to count.

Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach will deliver his first performance in Australia as the malevolent anti-hero Don Giovanni. Kymach is no stranger to the torment of this malicious character, having performed the role with the Welsh National Opera earlier this year.

Celebrated French-Israeli bass Yuri Kissin will also make his Australian debut in the role of Leporello, having sung this role in Maribor among many other performances in opera houses and festivals across the globe.

Opera Australia Young Artist Sophie Salvesani will make her official mainstage opera debut for the Company in the role of Donna Anna, after stepping in last minute earlier this year as Violetta in La Traviata. Salvesani will share the role with OA Chorus member Celeste Lazarenko making her mainstage leading principal role debut.

Another Chorus member, soprano Bronwyn Douglass, will make her mainstage debut in the role of Donna Elvira, sharing with Jane Ede who received a fantastic reception in this role in 2020.

Reprising the role of Don Ottavio is Spanish tenor Juan De Dios Mateos who, in the 2020 production, “impressed with his striking, clarion clear tenor voice” according to the Canberra Critics Circle.

The cast will be rounded out by soprano Cathy-Di Zhang, baritone Andrew Williams and bass David Parkin in the roles of Zerlina, Masetto and Commendatore respectively.

Don Giovanni is a legendary story by Mozart with Italian lyrics and is one to see if you haven’t already. For more info and tickets, go to the Opera Australia website.

See the opera at the Sydney Opera House in 2023:

Evenings at 7.00pm
Jan 5, 7, 10, 17, 19, 21, 25, 28
Feb 2, 9, 17
Saturday at 12.00pm
Jan 14