Donna Giovanna - The Movie

Donna Giovanna is the female equivalent of her male womanizer counterpart. She is a tragic character, her sense of security being based as it is on the shaky basis of her admirers. Although we disapprove of her behavior, we still cannot resist the repulsive wish to take her in our arms as well.

Donna Giovanna is an Opera Spanga/NTR coproduction and has been made possible by:

VSB fonds / SNS reaalfonds / Lammert Koopmans Stichting / Provincie Fryslan / Fonds Podiumkunsten



Donna Giovanna Klara Uleman
Leporella Francis van Broekhuizen
Donna Anna Sandrine Buendia
Don Ottavio Juan Carlos Echeverry Bernal
Don Elviro Charles Alves da Cruz
Masetto Marcel van Dieren
Zerlino Charles Hens
Il Commendatore Peter Michailov
musical leader David Levi
composer W.A. Mozart
decomposer Floris van Bergeijk
director and producer Corina van Eijk
producer Greetje Sluijs
music producer Alex Geurink
d.o.p. Maarten van Rossem
editor Synco Schölvinck
art direction Jolanda Lanslots
costumes Pieter van Rooij
make up Saskia Ellemeet, Maya Schiffers
gaffer Daan de Boer
first assistant director Cora Aarnoutse
assistant to the director Maaike Verdonk
assistant producer and pr Bas Kleijn


"Director Corina van Eijk's idea is both so brilliant and so simple that you wonder why it was never done before." "(...) the result is staggering.""(...) in Jolanda Lanslots fascinating design. The quality of both cast en crew are exceptional." "Reminiscences of the famous film The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover (1989) by Peter Greenaway come to mind."

Kersten Freriks - Theaterkrant

"Although the influences of minimal music are clear, you could also call it maximal music, for Van Bergeijk has developed the idiom to virtually baroque heights." "(...)Musically Van Bergeijks concept is not only unique, but also effervescent. You do not miss Mozart's orchestration for a second, and gradually it becomes clear that if Mozart had not already composed his melodies in the late 18th century they could have conquered the world all over again in this form." "(...) because right up to the last note the music ran from climax to climax and the actors played superbly."

"The Da Ponte libretto has been cleverly concentrated into a contemporary tale that unfolds with momentum and flair. Your attention doesn't waver for a moment, nor does your eye stray from the screen for a second. With relatively simple film techniques the world of Donna Giovanna comes to life."

Rene Seghers - Luister

"Donna Giovanna the film (...)can certainly be called visually surprising."

Paul Herruer- Dagblad van het Noorden

"When you have tuned your car radio to the right frequency you hear in splendid stereo how Van Eijk has given new life to the phenomenon "opera film." "Van Eijk has successfully transformed Mozart's dramma giocoso 'Don Giovanni' into the musical comedy "Donna Giovanna."

Rudolf Nammensma - Leeuwarder Courant"

Lovely to see how in the film human shortcoming is laid bare with an especially sharp scapel."

Frits van de Waa - Volkskrant

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