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“Mears’s last hurrah in Belfast was a hugely entertaining and witty show, met with chuckles throughout” – ★★★★

The Times

“A stylish, swaggering production” – ★★★★

The Stage

“Director Oliver Mears pilots a witty production that deftly balances comedy and seriousness” – ★★★★

The Guardian

“Oliver Mears’ swan song production of Don Giovanni for Northern Ireland Opera at the Grand Opera House was a triumph”

Irish News

“The première of Oliver Mears’ farewell production with the company proved a success that relied on the combined efforts of a strong cast, a beautiful production design, a solid performance by the Ulster Orchestra under Nicholas Chalmers and Mears’ dramatically nuanced and typically witty direction” – ★★★★


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  • Bergen Nasjonale Opera
  • Ulster Orchestra


Don Giovanni
Henk Neven
John Molloy
Clive Bayley
Donna Anna
Hye-Youn Lee
Donna Elvira
Rachel Kelly
Don Ottavio
Sam Furness
Aoife Miskelly
Christopher Cull

Creative Team

Nicholas Chalmers
Oliver Mears
Set & Costume Designer
Annemarie Woods
Movement Director
Sarah Fahie
Lighting Designer
D.M. Wood
Assistant Director
Danielle Urbas
John Shea
Fight Director
Ciaran O'Grady
Assistant Répétiteur
Donal McCrisken
Ulster Orchestra
The Chorus of Northern Ireland Opera