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Don Giovanni

On the Royal Road Theatre, Karlova 12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
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1. 11. 2016 – 1. 1. 2017

This "opera of operas" composed by Mozart in Prague and also especially for Prague, represents a fusion of comic and serious opera genres. It is a story of a rebel protesting against all divine and human orders. Human longing for eternity and the never fulfilled search for love.

In this piece Mozart incorporated all possibilities of the music theater of his times. On one hand, there are lovely arias, which have almost a character of popular songs, and on the other; there are dramatic and passionate parts.

Mozart 's music represented the peak of the opera style of its time and at the same time it became a model of new dramatic music theater in the future. The fact that this work was composed for Prague demonstrates how Mozart appreciated and loved Prague and its cultural life.

Ristic 's approach to directing makes use of all means of classic puppet theater in order to fully satisfy the poetic character of Mozart 's style. Variations on puppet techniques enable a variability of scenes that attract spectators' attention and make for various styles of puppet performance, full of creative inventiveness.

First, there are flat figures of orchestra musicians, then shadow theater; "javajka "puppets, marionettes and finally tiny puppets in a scene when Don Giovanni and Leporellov encounter Komtur and become tiny human insects.

director: Todor Ristić

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