Read on to find out more about the key characters from Casanova.
Outwardly innocent musicians and convent girls, they seduce Casanova while he is still a trainee priest and take his virginity.
Agents of the Venetian Inquisition, helping to suppress political and religious dissent.
Venetian dignitary and socialite. He becomes besotted with Casanova and declares him his heir.
A renegade priest and radical.
An aristocratic nun. She is mistress to Cardinal de Bernis.
French ambassador in Venice. Voyeur. M.M. is his mistress.
Cellist and later a courtesan. In love with Casanova and he with her.
A woman masquerading as a man in order to work as a castrato (castrated male) singer. She and Casanova fall in love.
Mistress to King Louis XV and the most powerful woman in France.
Character sponsored by
Mrs Jane & Mr Alan Foale
Dressed as a soldier in order to run away from an abusive husband, she is torn between her love for Casanova and that for her children.
The French writer and philosopher. He is everything Casanova aspires to be.