SFOpera - Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Opera’s most famous libertine seduces, murders and betrays without regrets until a ghostly dinner guest brings retribution. Ildebrando D’Arcangelo brings his “swaggering confidence and dangerous sex appeal” (Los Angeles Times) to the title role in Mozart’s masterpiece.

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


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Running Time

Approximately 3 hours, 10 minutes with one intermission

Who Should See It

Great for date night and first-time operagoers. Fans of Mozart, Don Juan and Amadeus. 

Pre-Opera Talks

Pre-Opera Talks are free to ticketholders and take place in the Orchestra section, 55 minutes prior to curtain.

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Sunday 06/04/17 2:00PM * Buy Tickets
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The Buzz

"Ana María Martínez may be the best Donna Elvira I have ever seen."

Opera News

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo “projects a swaggering confidence and dangerous sex appeal that act like a powerful audience magnet.”

Los Angeles Times 

Marco Vinco has “a virtuoso display of darkly gleaming tone and comedic resourcefulness.”

San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis

Defiant to the end, a murderous lothario gets his just desserts.

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Cast & Creative

Cast
Don Giovanni Ildebrando D’Arcangelo*
Donna Anna Erin Wall*
Donna Elvira Ana María Martínez
Leporello Marco Vinco
Don Ottavio Stanislas de Barbeyrac*
Zerlina Sarah Shafer
Masetto Michael Sumuel

Performances

June 4, 8, 11, 13, 16, 21, 24, and 30, 2017

Crew
Conductor Marc Minkowski*
Director Jacopo Spirei*
Projections and Scenic Adaptations Tommi Brem*
Costume Designer Andrea Viotti
Lighting Designer Gary Marder
Original Set Designer Alessandro Camera
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

 * San Francisco Opera Debut

Previous performances of Don Giovanni can be found in our Archive

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Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by: John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem, through the Great Interpreters of Italian Opera Fund and the Emerging Stars Fund; and Joan and David Traitel, through the Great Singers Fund.

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Photo (top): Ildebrando D'Arcangelo/LA Opera production of Don Giovanni/Robert Millard