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Don Giovanni by Mozart @Metropolitan Opera, New York

January 30, 2019 - April 18, 2019

still from don giovanni met opera - Don Giovanni by Mozart @Metropolitan Opera, New York

Baritone Peter Mattei and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni star as opera’s most notorious seducer in Mozart’s masterpiece of dark comedy. Cornelius Meister makes his Met debut conducting performances that also include sopranos Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Guanqun Yu as Donna Anna, sopranos Malin Byström and Susanna Phillips as Donna Elvira, and basses Ildar Abdrazakov and Adam Plachetka as Leporello.

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.

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Start:
January 30, 2019
End:
April 18, 2019
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Metropolitan Opera, New York
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
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www.metopera.org