NATIONAL MARIONETTE THEATRE: DON GIOVANNI
PROJECT: DANIEL DVORAK/JAN DVORAK
LIBRETTO: LORENZO DA PONTE
STAGE DESIGN: DANIEL DVORAK
MARIONETTES: ANNA CIGANOVA
DIRECTOR: KAREL BROZEK
RUN TIME: 2 HOURS
Mozart composed the “opera of operas” Don Giovanni especially for Prague, where he personally conducted its first performance in 1787 in the Estates Theatre. At present the dramatic repertoire Prague offers a version in the classical marionette theatre using period costumes and tall marionettes. The National Marionette Theatre presents this exceptional opera in an authentic eighteenth century version of the classic puppet theater, in stylish costumes and stage performance marionettes. This production pays homage to the period and atmosphere of Mozart in the form of an authentic 18th century performance. Don Giovanni which has had over 2600 performances since 1991 is presented in the original Italian version and lasts about 2 hours.