Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time: 7 PM - 10:15 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Language: Performed in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles
Length: approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes
Mozart’s Don Giovanni, regarded by many as one of the greatest operas of all time, tells the centuries-old story of the libertine Don Juan.
Don Giovanni tries to seduce Donna Anna, which goes awry and he ends up killing her father, the Commendatore, unbeknownst to her. Donna Anna asks her fiancé, Don Ottavio, to avenge her father’s death. The opera follows Don Giovanni’s salacious escapades, aided and abetted by his servant Leporello. Giovanni makes his rounds seducing and duping numerous characters, bragging along the way and escaping accountability by obscuring his identity. In a cemetery, Giovanni meets the Commendatore’s statue, who forebodingly warns him that he will laugh no longer. When offered the chance to change his ways, will Don Giovanni repent?