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ROH: Don Giovanni
November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm$10
Est. Run Time: 3 hours 30 minutes, including one interval Sung in Italian
Director: Kasper Holten
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Cast includes: Erwin Schrott, Roberto Tagliavini
The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.
Don Giovanni is the second of Mozart’s landmark collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (after The Marriage of Figaro and before 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.