Act One: Scene One
In the gardens of Donna Anna’s home,
Don Giovanni is her seducer.
Act One: Scene Two
In the early morning, Don Giovanni and Leporello roam the public square, when they come upon Donna Elvira.
Act One: Scene Two B
The morning of Zerlina and Masetto’s wedding, the wedding party fills the square with merriment.
Act One: Scene Three
In Don Giovanni’s ballroom, the party is in full swing.
Act Two: Scene One
Don Giovanni and Leporello wandering the streets again at night, when Donna Elvira appears in her window.
Act Two: Scene Two
Don Ottavio demands Don Giovanni’s death, while Donna Elvira cries for vengeance.
Act Two: Scene Three
Don Giovanni and Leporello meet up in the graveyard.
Act Two: Scene Five
Don Giovanni feasts at his table, awaiting the statue of the Commendatore. The statue consumes the room in a torrent of velvet, taking all with him to Hades.
The charming and lascivious Don Giovanni took control of what and whom he wanted in his world. He controls through the lust of women and the hostility of men. He is the vigor and soul of the production. We see this imbued in the set design by the luscious crimson curtains which drape all with pockets of intrigue. The curtain is the beast, at first tamed by Don Giovanni and used to his favor, but in the second act, it encroaches on more and more of the world. The statue of the Commendatore usurped Don Giovanni as ruler of this world. From this point on we will see no manmade elements, only crimson, the tide that overwhelms Don Giovanni in the end. The set design elevated everything within Don Giovanni’s touch to be its most decadent and beautiful, and in the end proved his downfall.