Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

Upcoming Performances

Monday

Mar 1 at 8 PM

Thursday

Mar 4 at 6:30 PM

Sunday

Mar 7 at 3 PM

Thursday

Mar 11 at 7:30 PM

Sunday

Mar 14 at 3 PM

Friday

Mar 19 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday

Mar 23 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

Mar 27 at 1 PM

Wednesday

Mar 31 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

Apr 3 at 8 PM

All exchange fees will be waived for tickets purchased in the 2020–21 season.

Overview

All performances of Don Giovanni will feature Michael Grandage’s production rather than the new production by Ivo van Hove originally announced.

The performances scheduled for May 10, 13, 16, and 20 have been CANCELED. If you purchased tickets for any of these dates, please review your ticketing options.

The performances scheduled for March 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 19, 23, 27, and 31 REMAIN on the calendar, but some curtain times have changed. Please see individual dates below for updated curtain times.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Gerald Finley, who takes over the title role later in the season. Soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, and soprano Hera Hyesang Park make a superlative trio as Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina, and tenor Ben Bliss completes the principal cast as Don Ottavio.

 

Languages

Languages sung in Don Giovanni

Sung In

Italian

Titles

Title languages displayed for Don Giovanni

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Don Giovanni

Estimated Run Time

3 hrs 16 mins

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    87 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Act II

    79 mins

  • Opera Ends

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World premiere: National Theater (now Estates Theater), Prague, 1787. Aided by his ingenious librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart approached his operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth from a point of view that is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather lighthearted, urbane, and ironic. We follow the title character and his earthy comic sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duel, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell.

Creators

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) was the son of a Salzburg court musician who exhibited him as a musical prodigy throughout Europe. His achievements in opera, in terms of beauty, vocal challenge, and dramatic insight, remain unsurpassed. Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838), who led an adventurous life in Venice and Vienna, also collaborated with Mozart on Le Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte. He later emigrated to America, where he served as the first professor of Italian at New York’s Columbia College (now University).

PRODUCTION

Michael Grandage

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

Christopher Oram

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Paule Constable

CHOREOGRAPHER

Ben Wright

REVIVAL STAGE DIRECTOR

Louisa Muller

Headshot of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Setting

The city of Seville in southern Spain, which likely inspired Mozart’s setting for Don Giovanni, was already famous in his time as a mythical world of winding streets, hot-blooded young men, and exotically beautiful women sequestered behind latticed windows.

Music

Mozart’s score for this opera teems with the elegance and grace that marks his entire output, which is already evident in the ravishing overture. This musical refinement is combined with extraordinary dramatic expression. Don Giovanni’s famous Champagne Aria is exhilarating but almost vulgar, while the ineffectual loveliness of the tenor Don Ottavio is depicted in the long, languid lines of the character’s two ravishing solos, “Dalla sua pace” and “Il mio tesoro.” Donna Anna’s nobility are well reflected in her major arias. The buffoonish (yet astute) Leporello is funny throughout the opera, but his Act I Catalog Aria is also a towering example of the melding of words and music.

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