credit: Elisabeth Gattenburg
credit: Elisabeth Gattenburg


ELEANOR LYONS making her role and house debut as Mozart’s Donna Anna with Opera Australia

Prior to her upcoming projects comprising a new scenic production of Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust in Antwerp and her debut at the Salzburg Festival as soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, the internationally up-and-coming soprano Eleanor Lyons is currently making her role and house debut as Mozart’s Donna Anna with Opera Australia.

Sir David McVicar’s production reveals the darkness in opera’s most compelling anti-hero. His Don Giovanni is a psychological thriller on a grand scale. Monumental sets place the story in a gothic underworld inspired by the catacombs of Vienna. Monochromatic period costumes feature stunning embroidery.



Luca Micheletti, Don Giovanni (until February 21)
Luke Gabbedy, Don Giovanni (February 25, 27)
Shane Lowrencev, Leporello
Eleanor Lyons, Donna Anna
Jane Ede, Donna Elvira
Juan de Dios Mateos, Don Ottavio
Anna Dowsley, Zerlina
Richard Anderson, Masetto
Gennadi Dubinsky, Commendatore

Zhong Xu, conductor (until February 15)
Dane Lam, conductor (from February 17)
Sir David McVicar, director
Robert Jones, set & costume designer
David Finn, lighting designer
Andrew George, choreographer
Nigel Poulton, fight director

Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra