Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni is a promiscuous nobleman, an anti-hero in the endless pursuit of pleasure.

He flouts all of society’s rules and betrays without remorse. He outrages those around him leaving despair and ruin in his wake. Eventually he pays the ultimate price for his sins and confronts his damnation with fearless defiance to the very end. Mozart’s sublime music and dramatic truth tell a vivid tale of seduction, desire, power and freedom in this wonderful production.

“Don Giovanni is impulsive by nature, he can be courtly and debonair as well as manipulative and daemonic”

– Annie Patrick, Program Notes


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Composer – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto – Lorenzo Da Ponte
Conductor – Brad Cohen
Director – Göran Järvefelt
Rehearsal Director – Roger Press
Set and Costume Designer – Carl Friedrich Oberle
Lighting Designer – Nigel Levings
Don Giovanni – Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Leporello – James Clayton
Il Commendatore – Jud Arthur
Donna Anna – Anita Watson
Don Ottavio – Jonathan Abernethy
Donna Elvira – Emma Pearson
Masetto – Wade Kernot
Zerlina – Rebecca Castellini

West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra


3 hours including one interval


  • Saturday 20 October | 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 23 October | 7.30pm
  • Thursday 25 October | 7.30pm
  • Saturday 27 October | 7.30pm

His Majesty’s Theatre Perth


Sung in Italian with English Surtitles


See the gorgeous handcrafted costumes from West Australian Opera’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni with an exclusive exhibition at Enex Perth. Get up and close with these masterpieces made for the operatic stage, steeped in 17th century glamour and designed by Carl Friedrich Oberle

Monday 1 October – Friday 19 October
Enex Perth
100 St Georges Terrace
A FREE event
This event is also part of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Cultural Program 

Audio Described Show

Thursday 25 October | 7.30pm

Audio Description captures the visual elements of theatre performances by describing the ‘unheard’ aspects which are essential to understanding a story line. This service brings entertainment to life for people who are blind or vision impaired whilst being unobtrusive to the user.

For tickets to the audio described performance please contact Perth Theatre Trust Box Office at 08 6212 9292 or email It is essential patrons advise the booking agent that the audio described service will be required at time of the booking. Tickets for the service can be purchased up to three working days prior to the performance, after which audio described seats which have not been sold will be released to the general public.


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Download Synopsis Sheet

ACT ONE – Outside the Commendatore’s house

Leporello stands watch for the masked Don Giovanni, who is trying to seduce the Commendatore’s daughter, Donna Anna. When she tries to unmask him Don Giovanni flees, pursued by the Commendatore, whom Don Giovanni kills in a duel. Donna Anna makes her fiancé, Don Ottavio, swear to avenge her father’s murder.

Don Giovanni turns to new adventures. On the street he sees a lady, Donna Elvira, who is searching for the man who seduced and abandoned her; she recognises Don Giovanni. He runs away, promising that Leporello will explain everything.

Don Giovanni encounters a group of peasants celebrating the marriage of Zerlina and Masetto. He throws a celebratory banquet and tells Leporello to get rid of the groom. Donna Anna, Donna Elvira and Don Ottavio arrive all wearing masks, and are invited to join the party. While Leporello distracts Masetto, Don Giovanni entices Zerlina away. Her cries for help are heard, and when Don Giovanni tries to accuse Leporello of being the offender, the three avengers unmask before Don Giovanni.


Leporello has tired of life with Don Giovanni, but a bribe persuades him to exchange clothes with Don Giovanni for yet another amorous adventure. The target this time is Donna Elvira’s maid. Don Giovanni, disguised as Leperello, leads them in different directions and then gives Masetto a beating. Leporello tries to escape from Donna Elvira. Don Ottavio and Donna Anna enter, soon joined by Masetto and Zerlina. Leporello discards his disguise, apologises to them all and escapes.

Don Giovanni is in a cemetery, at the foot of the Commendatore’s statue. Leporello arrives. Don Giovanni is warned by the statue of his approaching doom. He forces the terrified Leporello to invite the statue to supper. Don Giovanni dines, waited on by Leporello while a band of musicians plays.  There is a loud knock at the door; it is the statue of the Commendatore. He invites Don Giovanni to dine with him and as a pledge they grasp hands. The grip is ice-cold and, even as his limbs begin to freeze, Don Giovanni still refuses to repent. He is hurled down into the flames of hell…


Don Giovanni Gelato
Chicho Gelato
Chicho Gelato have collaborated with WAO to create the Don Giovanni Gelato. Enjoy the delicious handmade gelato with layers of dark chocolate sorbet, fior di latte and amarena cherry compote. On the menu at Chicho Gelato, Northbridge until 27 October.

The Crêperie by Hexagone
Shafto Lane, Perth
Enjoy the Don Giovanni buckwheat galette. An Italian inspired savory crepe filled with prosciutto, ricotta, rocket pesto, sun dried tomatoes, rocket and parmesan. Ticket holders to Don Giovanni can also enjoy 10% off the whole menu on presentation of their tickets to the show.
Bookings essential at
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Barre Cafe
His Majesty’s Theatre
Relax pre-show and enjoy a delicious meal at His Majesty’s Theatre resident restaurant, Barre Cafe and Lounge.
Bookings are essential at 08 9226 1006
View Menu HERE



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