Don Giovanni

An opera in two acts

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

This was a new production for the Welsh National Opera.  It opened at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 16th October 2011 and toured the UK through the autumn season to Liverpool, Swansea, Llandudno, Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford and Southampton.

The production has been regularly revived since 2011, most recently during the WNO spring season of 2022.

Creative Team

Director John Caird
Designer John Napier
Costume Designers John Napier & Yoon Bae
Lighting Designer David Hersey
Choreographer Kate Flatt
Fight Director Kevin McCurdy
Staff Directors Caroline Chaney & Sam Caird
Associate Lighting Designer (Tour) Ian Jones
Language Coach Maria Grazia Gould
Dramaturg & Surtitles Simon Rees
Artistic Director of WNO David Pountney
Conductor Lothar Keonigs
Associate Conductor James Southall
Repetiteur Stephen Wood
Chorus Master Stephen Harris
Head of Music Russell Moreton
Continuo Stephen Wood & Alexandra Robinson
Leader of the Orchestra David Adams
Stage Manager Katie Heath-Jones
Stage Manager Julia Carson Sims
Assistant Stage Managers Suzie Erith & Jenni Price
Head of Costume Siân Price
Props Technician Barbara Leith
Head of Wigs and Make-up Siân McCabe
Production Manager Robert Pagett
Technical Director Jan Michaelis


Don Giovanni David Kempster
Leporello   David Soar
Commendatore Carlo Malinvero
Donna Anna Camilla Roberts
Don Ottavio Robin Tritschler
Donna Elvira Nuccia Focile
Masetto Gary Griffiths
Zerlina Claire Ormshaw
## Chorus


Sopranos Meriel Andrew, Anitra Baxhall, Paula Bradbury, Claire Hampton, Fiona Harrison, Rosie Hay, Samantha Hay, Emma Llewellyn
Mezzos Amanda Baldwin, Neda Bizzarri, Jessica Handley-Greaves,Carolyn Jackson, Sian Meinir, Sarah Pope, Louise Ratcliffe
Tenors Simon Buttle, Philip Lloyd Holtam, Howard Kirk, Gareth Lloyd, Huw Llewelyn, Philip Pooley, Carthaigh Quill
Basses Laurence Cole, Martin Lloyd, Alastair Moore, George Newton-Fitzgerald, Jack O’Kelly, James Robinson-May, Stephen Wells


Don Giovanni Duncan Rock
Leporello Pyotr Lempa
Commendatore Paul Hudson
Donna Anna Naomi Harvey
Don Ottavio Eamonn Marshall
Donna Elvira Claire Surman
Zerlina Samantha Hay
Masetto Stephen Wells