This August, before the season starts, the Budapest Festival Orchestra will be going on tour again to take one of Iván Fischer’s most successful opera productions – Don Giovanni – and a symphony concert to the two most exciting music festivals of the summer: Edinburgh’s International Festival and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York.
There have been numerous stagings of the opera, but the 2011 interpretation by Iván Fischer and the Festival Orchestra has managed to fire up and dazzle not only Hungarian audiences, but also those at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Seen and Heard International went as far as to write that “this production will stand as a hallmark against which all others will be judged”. To kick off the season, the BFO’s music director is presenting Mozart’s grand opera, with a new cast featuring one of the world’s most popular Don Giovannis, Christopher Maltman, in the now familiar staged concert format.
Hungarian audiences will have the chance to see the performance on 21, 23 and 24 September at Müpa Budapest.
9 August Don Giovanni, Edinburgh International Festival
10 August Dvořák, Schubert, Brahms, Edinburgh International Festival
11 August Don Giovanni, Edinburgh International Festival
12 August Don Giovanni, Edinburgh International Festival
17 August Don Giovanni, Mostly Mozart Festival
19 August Don Giovanni, Mostly Mozart Festival
20 August Don Giovanni, Mostly Mozart Festival