Göran  Järvefelt

Original Director (Sweden)

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About the Artist: Göran Järvefelt (1947-89) was one of Sweden's most successful directors, known particularly for his Mozart productions at Sweden's Drottningholm Palace Theater. In 1980, he accepted a commission from Houston Grand Opera to create new productions of the trilogy of Mozart/Da Ponte operas, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. Working with German designer Carl Friedrich Oberle, the director created a unit set that was capable of serving all three productions with a minimal number of changes. Don Giovanni was the first to premiere, in 1986, and the other two operas were presented in 1988. All three were revived in the spring of 1991 for HGO's Mozart Festival, which was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Järvefelt. He directed at Welsh National Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Geneva Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, Stockholm Opera, Vancouver Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Opera Australia, and the Royal Opera of Sweden.