Donna Giovanni (1987)

"Donna Giovanni," Jesusa Rodríguez's adaptation for the theater of Mozart and Da Ponte's opera "Don Giovanni," is a renowned feminist rendition of the classic by Mexican theater company Divas A.C. Directed by Rodríguez and with musical direction by Alberto Cruzprieto, the play successfully toured Latin America, the United States and Europe, receiving much critical acclaim. "Donna Giovanni" masterfully utilizes humor, overlapping layers of cross-dressing, and the interplay between music, wordplay and tableaux vivants in order to pose a feminist commentary on sensuality, gender issues, and religious and cultural scenarios of love, deceit, empowerment and desire.


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Additional Info

  • Title: Donna Giovanni
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:59:05
  • Language: Spanish, Italian
  • Date: 29 Oct 1987
  • Location: Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Jesusa Rodríguez, Francis Laboriel, Regina Orozco, Astrid Hadad, Victoria Gutiérrez, Daniel Jiménez Cacho, Alberto Cruzprieto (musician)
  • Credits: Jesusa Rodríguez, producer, director, adaptation ; Liliana Felipe, producer ; Divas A.C., producer ; based on Mozart & Da Ponte's 'Don Giovanni' ; Alberto Cruzprieto, music director

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