Free Screenings: Operas De Mozart

Before you see Mozart’s Requiem at this year’s Adelaide Festival, relish in the comic melodrama of Don Giovanni, savour Così fan tutte’s satirical take on love, and revel in the theatrical fairyland of la flûte enchantée.

Join us as we screen performances of these fantastic Mozart operas - courtesy of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (in partnership with la Fondation Orange). Since 2007, the Festival d’Aix en Provence has been making opera accessible to all through free public screenings of its performances.

Don Giovanni – Festival d’Aix en Provence 2017 © Pascal Victor/ArtComPress



Don Giovanni - 12 February - 6:00pm - University of Adelaide

With 1003 female conquests in Spain alone, Don Juan has been described as everything from a sex addict, to a champion of freedom and “a great Lord turned evil man”. Among all the depictions of this mythic persona, Mozart’s opera has stood the test of time. It interweaves uproarious comedy and abstract fantasy leaving the audience in both a state of delight and fright.

From the opening of this comic opera, where the grandeur of the Commandatore is set against the dishevelled flight of the seducer: contrast reigns supreme. More than two centuries after its creation, this classic opera has remained as powerful as ever. In this new production, the energy of the young cast melds into Jean-François Sivadier’s theatrical mise en scene under the artistic direction of Jérémie Rhorer, in what is a veritable show of seduction, desire and demise.

LOCATION:
Braggs Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005
6.00 to 9.00 pm

REGISTRATION: here

LANGUAGE: Italian, subtitles in English


Don Giovanni – Festival d’Aix en Provence 2017 © Pascal Victor/ArtComPress



Così fan tutte - 13 February - 6:00pm - University of Adelaide

Ferrando and Guglielmo are engaged to two sisters, Dorabella and Fiordiligi. In order to prove to an old philosopher that their lovers are faithful, they pretend to go off to war, return disguised as foreigners and, under these false identities, try to win over the two young women. Here is where their plan derails… each one finds himself chasing the other’s fiancé… will the original couples come out of this game of love and cruelty unscathed?

Filmmaker and producer Christophe Honoré transplants this question into 1930s Eritrea, skimming off the froth and stirring in the darker themes of power play, violence and abuse. Set to the music of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra conducted by Jérémie Rhorer and under the musical direction of Louis Langrée, even if there’s little tenderness on stage, there is ample in the pit.

LOCATION:
Braggs Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005
6.00 to 9.00 pm

REGISTRATION: here

LANGUAGE: Italian, subtitles in French


Cosi Fan Tutte – Festival d’Aix en Provence 2016 © Pascal Victor/ArtComPress



La flûte enchantée - 4 March - 5:00pm - Flinders University

The Magic Flute recounts the story of Tamino, a young foreign prince who is ordered by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro. It is also the story of Papageno, a mischevious bird-catcher who can think only about eating, drinking and finding his ideal female companion… Papagena!

La flûte enchantée is the last operatic work by Mozart, and also one of his most surprising with its mix of genres and style, traversing fairy tale, fable, musical and opera.  

LOCATION:
Superscreen in the Plaza, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA 5042
5.00 to 8.00 pm

REGISTRATION: here

LANGUAGE: German, subtitles in French


La Flûte Enchantée – Festival d’Aix en Provence 2014 © Pascal Victor/ArtComPress





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