Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 1787 opera was based on the legendary figure Don Juan, a rake and a seducer of women, but Mozart makes him a real villain. Set at a wedding, in Tuscany, the lead’s character is quickly shown to be charming, controlling and without conscience. Seducing anything in a skirt and finally killing the father of one of his conquests.
Set at a sumptuous Florentine wedding, the story of the Dion Giovanni’s crimes and seductions of wealth, and the havoc he wreaks on the people around him.
Rossini’s comic opera about a barber who is also a matchmaker maintains its popularity through the years and this production, back from touring interstate, is as fresh as any modern piece.
The Magic Flute is the tale of two friends, Pamino and Papageno who undertake a quest from The Queen of the Night.
Mistaken identity, good-natured deception, and tongue in cheek humour abound when friends decide to test their fiancés’ fidelities.
Once again, Co-Opera presented a terrific evening of entertainment with enthusiastic, energetic, animated and beautifully sung performances, with plenty of focus on the comedy as W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan once again poke fun at class distinction and hypocrisy.
Co-Opera has been touring this production of Mozart's opera buffa, The Marriage of Figaro, since the beginning of March, and they have polished it to perfection over that time. Add their cabaret style seating and you have all the ingredients for an unbeatable night out.