Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Directed by James Marvel
Conducted by Kevin Class
Bijou Theatre, 803 Gay St.
- Friday, April 15, 2016
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, April 17, 2016
- $20 for adults
- $15 for senior citizens 60+
- $5 for any student with a school ID and youth 18 and under
Tickets for Mozart’s Don Giovanniare available in person or by phone at:
- Tennessee Theatre box office
224 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-684-1200 ext. 2Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster:
- 800-745-3000 and www.Ticketmaster.com
In Spain, Don Giovanni is a legendary hero and womanizer. He creeps into the bedroom of Donna Anna. She makes a scream. Though her father, the Commendatore comes to her assistance, Don Giovanni stabs him to death, and he runs away with his attendant, Leporello.
However, Don Giovanni has no sense of remorse. He attempts to make a move on another woman passing on the street. But this woman turns out to be his former lover, Donna Elvira.
Don Giovanni’s next target is a bride, Zerlina, who he attempts to seduce on her wedding day. Just then, Donna Anna, Don Ottavio, the man she is engaged to, and Donna Elvira arrive and expose him for the villain he is. He somehow survives this awkward situation and runs away once again and continues to seduce the other village women.
On the other hand, Leporello, who is dressed like his master, is caught and severely denounced by Donna Anna and the others. He runs for his life and meets up with Don Giovanni in a graveyard where there is a stone statue of the Commendatore.
Suddenly, the stone statue comes to life and pressures Don Giovanni to repent his evil deeds. Instead, Don Giovanni audaciously invites the stone statue to dinner.
Surprisingly, the stone statue does show up for dinner. Don Giovanni refuses to acknowledge that any of his deeds are bad, so the stone statue leads him to hell.