About the production
- Run time: 3hrs 15min, 1 intermission
- Sung in: ITALIAN
- Subtitles: English, Italian and other languages
- Opera house: Vienna State Opera
Maestro Antonello Manacorda conducts a star-studded cast led by bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen in the title role of the world’s most notorious lover. Philippe Sly sings Leporello, Giovanni’s servant who both admires and hates his master. Eleonora Buratto, Kate Lindsey, and Isabel Signoret make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina. Dmitry Korchak as Don Ottavio and Martin Häßler as Masetto round out the cast.
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Vienna State Opera
Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna View in Google Maps
How to get there:
Subway: U1, U2, U4 to Karlsplatz
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 to Opernring
After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
Don Giovanni: Kyle Ketelsen
Komtur: Ain Anger
Donna Anna: Eleonora Buratto
Don Ottavio: Dmitry Korchak
Donna Elvira: Kate Lindsey
Leporello: Philippe Sly
Zerlina: Isabel Signoret
The son of a Salzburg court musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) showed prodigious ability from his earliest years. The young Mozart spent much of his childhood touring Europe with his father, performing before nobility. He went on to compose in all musical genres of his day and excelled in every one. Mozart's operas in particular represent the peak of his genius and remain unsurpassed in terms of beauty, vocal challenge and dramatic insight.
When Mozart accepted a commission from Prague’s National Theater to compose a new opera, the Don Juan figure was already a universally recognized character on the musical stage—in tragedies, comedies, and even farces. In his own text, Mozart’s librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte incorporated elements from several previous versions of the story but also provided much that was wholly original.
Lorenzo Da Ponte was the official poet of the Viennese court theater. He lead adventurous life in Venice, Vienna, and London, and later emigrated to America, where he became the first professor of Italian at New York’s Columbia College (now University).