Original Lyric Production Don Giovanni

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Language - Sung in Italian with projected English translations
  • Running Time - 3 hours, 20 minutes with 1 intermission

The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who takes what he wants and lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart’s drama of lust and revenge. He’s surrounded by memorable characters, including his frustrated servant Leporello and the three women he encounters: fiery Donna Elvira, tormented Donna Anna, and impressionable Zerlina. Filled with thrilling music and drama, including a finale so overpoweringly dramatic that it changed music forever, don't miss the high drama, the eye-popping costumes, and the ultimate retribution of this iconic classic.

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This production of Don Giovanni was presented at Lyric November 14 – December 8, 2019. Visit the Lyric Opera calendar to see what is currently on stage.

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Don Giovanni

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The music featured is generously furnished by Warner Classics.

“Finch’ han dal vino”
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“Là ci darem la mano”
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“Il mio tesoro intanto”
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Don Giovanni

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley Welsh Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.

Commentary by Martha Nussbaum
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Synopsis

Time 1920s | Place A small village in Spain

Program Book

Go inside this production of Don Giovanni with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

Meet The Artists

Lucas Meachem

Don Giovanni (Nov. 14-30)

Ryan McKinny

Don Giovanni (Dec. 3-8)

Matthew Rose

Leporello

Rachel Willis-Sørensen*

Donna Anna

Amanda Majeski†

Donna Elvira

Ying Fang*

Zerlina

Ben Bliss*

Don Ottavio

Mika Kares*

Commendatore

Brandon Cedel*

Masetto

James Gaffigan

Conductor

Robert Falls

Director

Walt Spangler

Set Designer

Ana Kuzmanic

Costume Designer

Duane Schuler

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

* Lyric debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumna

Pre-Opera Talks

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Production Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

THE NEGAUNEE FOUNDATION

Cosponsors

HOWARD L. GOTTLIEB AND BARBARA G. GREIS

NANCY AND SANFRED KOLTUN

MAZZA FOUNDATION

Photo: Kyle Flubacker