Mozart’s Don Giovanni

May 20, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Peter Mattei (as Don Giovanni) struts ragefully in a black suit and tie and trench coat, with Federica Lombardi (as Donna Anna) following behind in a nightgown
Peter Mattei as Don Giovanni and Federica Lombardi as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera)

Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s A View from the Bridge and West Side Story, Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters.

Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio.

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