November 17, 2019 - 11:00 am
The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello—but when anger takes him too far, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control in this landmark Mozart opera.
“Don Giovanni” is the second of Mozart’s collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (which also included “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Così fan tutte”). In it, they created a work that has beguiled and entranced in equal measure since its premiere in 1787. Perfectly situated, as no other opera, between tragedy and comedy, this potent drama combines glorious music with a seductive central character who is endlessly fascinating in his complexity.