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September 27-October 29, 2014
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  • by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • In Italian with projected English texts
  • Approximate running time: 3hrs, 30 min

 

Bad boys finish last.

He's selfish. He's arrogant. He’s dangerous. With a list of conquests longer than a phonebook, Don Giovanni travels the world, snaring princesses and peasant girls alike. Literally thousands succumb.

This time, his victim is the virtuous Donna Anna. And when her father tries to save her, the Don murders him. But the lecherous killer has finally gone too far —and his victims want revenge. Dark comedy blends seamlessly with biting social commentary in a rip-roaring story that tantalizes with its ambiguities. Sir Andrew Davis is on the podium as famed director Robert Falls and a sparkling cast open the season with Mozart's masterpiece —which George Bernard Shaw called "the greatest opera ever written."

New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross, the Abbott Fund, Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Gidwitz, and The Negaunee Foundation.


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Starring

  • Mariusz Kwiecien

    Don Giovanni

    Mariusz Kwiecien

    Mariusz Kwiecień: "His Don is pure, distilled menace….A force of nature, he doesn't just seduce women, he mesmerizes them." Los Angeles Times

  • Marina Rebeka

    Donna Anna

    Marina Rebeka

    Marina Rebeka thrilled audiences in Lyric's La Traviata and her Met debut as Donna Anna was a triumph. "She's a major star." Bloomberg News

  • Ana María Martínez

    Donna Elvira

    Ana María Martínez

    As Elvira, Ana María Martínez "showed off her considerable comedic and dramatic abilities...and the fiery brilliance of her singing." Opera News

  • Kyle Ketelsen

    Leporello

    Kyle Ketelsen

    As the wily Leporello, Kyle Ketelsen (Lyric's sexy Escamillo in Carmen) combines "a gorgeous voice with wry wit." Detroit News

  • Antonio Poli

    Don Ottavio

    Antonio Poli

Don Giovanni - Mariusz Kwiecien 

Don Giovanni
Mariusz Kwiecień

Don Giovanni - Marina Rebeka  

Donna Anna
Marina Rebeka

Don Giovanni - Ana Maria Martinez 

Donna Elvira
Ana María Martínez

Don Giovanni - Kyle Ketelsen 

Leporello
Kyle Ketelsen

Don Giovanni - Chuchman 

Zerlina
Andriana Chuchman† †

Don Giovanni - Antonio Poli 

Don Ottavio
Antonio Poli

Don Giovanni - Sumuel Michael 

Masetto
Michael Sumuel*

Don Giovanni - Silvestrelli 

Commendatore
Andrea Silvestrelli

Sir Andrew Davis 

Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis

Robert Falls 

Director
Robert Falls

Walt Spangler 

Set Designer
Walt Spangler*

Ana Kuzmanic 

Costume Designer
Ana Kuzmanic*

Duane Schuler 

Lighting Designer
Duane Schuler

Michael Black 

Chorus Master
Michael Black

*Lyric Debut
† † Alumna, Ryan Opera Center

Don Giovanni Audio Preview

Music director Sir Andrew Davis shares the synopsis and excerpts from Mozart's masterpiece. Recordings used by permission of EMI Classics.

 

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