John Malkovich cast as Casanova in the Giacomo variations.
Actor John Malkovich will star as the 18th-century womanizer Casanova in a new Austrian theater production. “The Giacomo Variations” is described as a mix between a play and an opera and will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “The Giacomo Variations” is slated to premiere at Vienna’s Ronacher Theater on Jan. 5.
Production: VBW, Ronacher Theatre in Vienna.
Giacomo I: John Malkovich (performer).
Giacomo II: Florian Boesch (baritone).
Isabella I: Ingeborga Dapkunaitė (performer).
Isabella II: Sophie Klußmann (soprano).
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte.
Conductor: Martin Haselböck.
Orchestra: Orchester Wiener Akademie.
Set: Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser.
Stage Director: Michael Sturminger.