Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


contemporary opera 16

March 19., Tuesday 18:00

Hungarian State Opera

Opera két felvonásban, olasz nyelven, magyar, angol és olasz felirattal

There are works of art that are timeless, that you cannot get tired of, that cannot be performed too many times. Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is no exception – it is no coincidence that it is known as the “opera of operas”. And some productions, even if they were staged several decades ago, are still relevant and worth revisiting. One such production is Don Giovanni, directed by Claus Guth for the 2008 Salzburg Festival, which has since been staged in Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam – and will be performed not only at the Opéra Bastille in Paris but also at the Hungarian State Opera in the 2023/24 season. Claus Guth envisioned Don Giovanni in a forest. The forest has always been an inspiring setting for dramatic action, love, death, getting lost, fear, growing up – just think of A Midsummer Night's Dream, among many other folktales! Guth’s ever-rotating, terrifying yet wittily playful forest setting is less a dream than a nightmare, where we witness the title character's last love stories as a hallucination before his death.

The copyright of the Salzburg Festspiele's production is held by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.


Hungarian State Opera
March 19, 2024
Start time
6 p.m.
End time
9:30 p.m.
Libretto by
Lorenzo da Ponte
Claus Guth
Set and costume designer
Christian Schmidt
Lighting designer
Olaf Winter
Ramses Sigl
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki


Premiere: March 2, 2024

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