06 Jun 2006
Don Giovanni — Millennium Centre, Cardiff
In Katie Mitchell's production for Welsh National Opera, the emphasis on the full title - Il Dissoluto Punito, Ossia Il Don Giovanni - ensures that the final outcome is never in doubt. The dissolute Don - smooth talker, brutal rapist and murderer - will be punished in hell. But in this revival by Elaine Kidd, 10 years on from the premiere, Mitchell's parallel emphasis on divine retribution has been all but removed.