Brooklyn Theatre
Don Giovanni
An opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
presented by
Salon Music
Conductor - Jaco van Staden
Brooklyn Theatre Salon Ensemble
Stage direction & design - Willem Vogel
Don Giovanni - Lukas Johan
Don Ottavio - Filippo Adami
Commendatore - Thomas Mohlamme
Donna Anna - Deirdré van Schalkwyk
Donna Elvira - Linelle Wimbles
Leporello - Thabang Senekal
Zerlina - Ailyn Nienaber
Masetto - Christopher Vale

Salon Music is proud to present a new production of Don Giovanni. This opera will be part of the Youth Programme on offer at Brooklyn Theatre for 2019

Since 2013, this programme has included annual productions of The Magic Flute (Mozart) the prescribed work for Matric Music in all government schools. 2019 Marks the first year when the prescribed opera for the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa, will be featured - namely Don Giovanni. This endeavour assures pupils’ experiencing ‘live opera’ on stage. The Salon Music production of Don Giovanni will be fully staged with decor, traditional costumes and English subtitles.

A real scoop for this particular production are the two international singers in the cast. The Italian tenor, Filippo Adami’s brilliant performances in La Traviata and Norma at Brooklyn Theatre, has established his reputation in SA firmly. Thanks to assistance from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Filippo returns again, from Florence, to sing Don Ottavio. A newcomer to Brooklyn Theatre is the Viennese baritone, Lukas Johan. Lukas will now be singing Don Giovanni for the third time in his operatic career.

Deirdré van Schalkwyk was heard singing a fine Zerlina in the 2017 production of Don Giovanni. She now takes on the daunting role of Donna Anna. Linelle Wimbles sang a formidable Donna Elvira in 2017 and we are delighted that she has consented to return in this role. Thomas Mohlamme takes on the role of the Commendatore, after his outstanding performances in Norma and The Magic Flute at Brooklyn Theatre in 2018. Another two young SA singers will be part of this production of Don Giovanni. Ailyn Nienaber, as Zerlina and Christopher Vale as Masetto.

Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the Teatro di Praga (now called the Estates Theatre) on 29 October 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed, like many of its time, as dramma giocoso, a term that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements. A staple of the standard operatic repertoire, Don Giovanni is currently tenth on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide.

Ticket sales:

Friday 18 January 19:00; Sunday 20 January 15:00;Saturday 26 Jan 18:00; Sunday 27 Jan 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R350   Block B (Adult) - R270
Block A (Senior) - R300   Block B (Senior)- R220
Children/Students/Scholars pay R120  

Tuesday 22 January 11:00, Thursday 24 January 19:00

Block A (Adult) - R300   Block B (Adult) - R250
Block A (Senior) - R270   Block B (Senior)- R180
Children/Students/Scholars pay R120  


Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Group Bookings:

Book for 10 and more people and receive 12% discount.


R120 for scholars/students/children
Receive 12% discount for group bookings of 10 and more.
Teacher will receive 1 free ticket per 10 scholars/students booked.

Bookings essential jpverster@brooklyntheatre.co.za