Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Oct. 29, 2011)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Luisi; Rebeka, Frittoli, Erdmann, Vargas, Kwiecien, Pisaroni
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 55 min.
Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role of the world’s most notorious lover leads a starry lineup of refined Mozartians in Michael Grandage’s elegant 2011 production. Luca Pisaroni sings Leporello, Giovanni’s servant who both admires and hates his master. Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Barbara Frittoli as Donna Elvira, and Mojca Erdmann as Zerlina are the trio of women seduced by Giovanni. Ramón Vargas plays Don Ottavio, Anna’s fiancé, and Joshua Bloom as Masetto and Štefan Kocán as the Commendatore round you the cast. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the orchestra and plays harpsichord continuo.