A Tale of Two Don Juans

Recent cultural travels have taken me to two separate tellings of the Don Juan story: Molière’s Don Juan dating from 1665 is now playing at Stratford, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni of 1787 capped the Toronto Summer Music Academy & Festival at the University of Toronto.  I’m going to assume some familiarity with the story here because my primary interest is to compare the two works and productions. Continue reading