CinemaLive, Opera Australia and Sydney Opera House are excited to announce the return of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s renowned opera, Don Giovanni that has been filmed live at Sydney Opera House in high definition and will be delivered to cinemas across Australia from February 10th 2012.

Reviving this swashbuckling performance, brandishing a sword, and clad in leathers and thigh-high boots, Teddy Tahu Rhodes’s show-stopping entrance in Don Giovanni is legendary.

Don Giovanni is a shameless womaniser. He loves the thrill of the chase but his deeds are beginning to catch up with him. He can outrun a jilted lover and dodge a jealous admirer, but a figure from beyond the grave? That might stop him in his tracks.

Many singers have played the title role in this production, but none have inhabited it quite as memorably as Teddy Tahu Rhodes. New Zealand-born Tahu Rhodes has come a long way from his Christchurch upbringing. His 1998 debut with Opera Australia led to a string of principal roles from Don Giovanni to Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire. He also hit the headlines in January 2010 when he stepped into the role of Escamillo in the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD telecast of Carmen at just three hours’ notice.

He leads a handsome cast of some of Opera Australia’s finest singers. Rachelle Durkin as Donna Anna, Taryn Fiebig as Zerlina and Jacqueline Dark as Donna Elvira are the women who fall prey to Don Giovanni’s advances.

While to round up the extraordinary cast, Henry Choo plays Don Ottavio, Andrew Jones is Masetto, Daniel Sumegi is The Commendatore, and great character actor and singer Conal Coad returns to play Don Giovanni’s long-suffering servant Leporello to accompany us through the Don’s last hours.

In the pit, Opera Australia welcomes back distinguished British conductor Mark Wigglesworth, to conduct Mozart’s breathtaking score.

Captured in stunning high definition with 5.1 surround sound, Opera Australia’s Don Giovanni is performed in Italian with English Subtitles and is released in cinemas from February 10th, 2012. Visit www.cinemalive.com for participating cinemas and local session times.

Don Giovanni will screen in the following NSW cinemas from February 10th for limited screenings:

Moonlight Cinema, Sydney
Event Cinemas, Castle Hill
Event Cinemas,Bondi Junction
Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt
Palace Verona, Paddington
Manly Twin Cinema, Manly
Greater Union, Hornsby
Greater Union, Newcastle
Temora Town Hall, Temora
Roxy Cinema Complex, Nowra
Arcadia Twin Ulladulla
Inlet Pictures, Sussex Inlet
Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes
Cinema Paradiso, Ettalong

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