The Music Commission of the Círculo del Liceo hosted the previous conference of the opera "Don Giovanni" by Carlos Calderón, Dr. in Humanities, musician and historian.
Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, an obsessive-compulsive narcissist, who flaunts society's rules and brings about his own downfall. We follow him on his round of amorous exploits in the company of his shrewd servant Leporello until, hounded by the ghost of the man he murdered in the first scene, he finishes up dining with him and defying his command to repent.
This forceful drama, in which tragedy and comedy blend, combines enchanting music with a central character of fascinating psychological complexity. This attractive production by the Frankfurt Opera, signed by director Christof Loy, lays stress on the characters' inner lives and shows Don Giovanni on a 24-hour hunting spree, now a desperate and lonely anti-hero, always eluded by success.
Carlos Calderón is an active lecturer at various Catalan cultural institutions. Since his arrival in Barcelona in 2003, he has been incorporated into the cultural and musical life of the city, distinguished by his investigative rigor, his entertaining lectures and the preparation of highly suggestive audiovisual presentations. He graduated in Architecture in Venezuela and simultaneously completed his full studies in Music. He completed higher studies in Logic and Philosophy of Science and has a master's degree in History of Sciences from the University of Barcelona. In 2013 he obtained a PhD in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University, directing his research towards the study of Music, Art and Science within the framework of a History of Culture.