From March 15 to April 21 , the Paris Opera offers a unique production of Mozart´s famous work “Don Giovanni”. Because tickets can reach up to 180 €, but can be obtained from 5 €, the music lover who boasts of being so and passing through the City of Light, should not miss this show for many reasons: for the mythical magic site where it takes place, for Mozart being one of the most accomplished opera composers of all times and, last but not least, by the output presented in this opera Temple in Paris. Here is the URL of the event where you can book and buy tickets and where they give due regard to all the practical details that we do not mention: http://www.operadeparis.fr/Saison_2011_2012/Operas/Don-Giovanni/ detail /
Paris has overwhelming buildings, that without a doubt, the most serene of travelers would succumb to, but the Paris Opera, which gives its name to an entire neighborhood (where international moguls rub shoulders with bohemians in search of art), has a uniqueness as well as a majestic and impressive acoustics and a no less splendid stage decor, that has served as the site for the works of all genres (from novels to movies) You just have to remember all the versions of the classic “The Phantom of the Opera.” saying this, and I underline my words I insist that traveler must visit this temple of the Muses at least once in your lifetime.
“Don Giovanni” by Mozart
And if your visit to Paris is to attend a blockbuster that occupies the central calendar of the Opera season, then, your trip is complete and if “Paris is worth a Mass, you can also claim it is worth an opera.” specially if it is one of the most represented operas in the world. We are speaking of “Don Giovanni” here, one of the best known works of Mozart, who wrote it following a request (like almost all his compositions) after the success of “The Marriage of Figaro.”
based on the Spanish ¡myth of Don Juan, “Don Giovanni” is divided into two acts and is classified as “opera buffa”, or comical opera, but it also mixes drama. Beaten in a duel of honor, he conquests ladies, seduces them, shows off, and fulfills a dissatisfaction of someone who is incapable of surrendering completely to the other. It is hell for those who can not repent of their evil deeds and sins. This is the argument of this Mozart opera.
This production of the Paris Opera has Véronique Gens starring in the role of Donna Elvira and Patricia Petibon in Dona Ana, while Don Giovanni is interpreted by Peter Mattei. His alter-ego, the Commander who gets killed at the very start of the work and whose spirit is present throughout the performance, is interpreted by Paata Bruchuladze. Bernard Richter and Saimir Pirgu divide (by days) the role of Don Ottavio and David Bizic crawls into the skin of Leporello, the faithful servant of Don Juan
The City of Light is always a party. Remember to leave booked apartments in Paris near the Opera district.