Don Giovanni

May 2-16

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

So Hot, He’ll Burn

Don Giovanni is an egotistical and infamous womanizer, brazen in his shameless seductions. But his betrayals soon catch up to him when divine retribution exacts the ultimate price. From the world’s most well-known composer, Mozart’s opera seamlessly blends dark comedy with biting social commentary in this smart and otherworldly story of a man who dares to defy hell itself.

Language

Performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Runtime

Approximately three hours and 17 minutes with one intermission.

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Synopsis

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Act I

Near the home of the Commendatore, Leporello bemoans his lot in life as servant to Don Giovanni. His thoughts are interrupted by screams from Donna Anna, who calls for help…

The Evolution of Don Giovanni

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MN Opera Creative Advisor Dale Johnson reflects upon a few of our past productions and how we plan to update Mozart’s legendary story of a notorious Don Juan for modern audiences.

Composer Biography

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Child wonder, virtuoso performer and prolific creative artist, Mozart is the first composer whose operas have never been out of repertory. His prodigious talents were apparent very early in his life.

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