A video documentation:
Three unique, innovative productions of “Don Giovanni” were presented at Schauspielhaus Graz, Austria, in front of the renowned jury and live audiences as well as streaming audiences from all over the world.
The main prize „RING AWARD“ which includes a stage production with stage design at one of the stages of Bühnen Graz, donated by Oper Graz, went to Team Anika Rutkofsky (DE) / Eleni Konstantatou (GR) / Johanna Danhauser (DE)
From the statement of the jury: “This team succeeds in establishing a view of “Don Giovanni”that draws from the present, is surprising and at the same time never moralizing. Their thoroughly feminist account of Don Giovanni is developed in every moment from the music, the text and the characters. It is very playful, it is very permeable – and it evokes many associations and fantasy spaces for us as viewers. We want to see more of this!”
The Province of Styria Prize went to Team Krystian Lada (PL) / Didzis Jaunzems (LV) / Natalia Kitamikado (PL). The City of Graz Prize went to Team Anika Rutkofsky (DE) / Eleni Konstantatou (GR) / Johanna Danhauser (DE).
Nine additional special prizes for stage productions with stage designs were awarded by European Opera Houses.
Photo (c) Susanne Hassler-Smith