Part three of the Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy
June 4–July 2, 2022


Pleasure Has Its Price

Fleeing the scene of his crime, a lecherous nobleman commits a heinous murder—an act so depraved that it unleashes the vengeance of hell itself.

The Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy concludes in a post-apocalyptic future with Don Giovanni, an opera that masterfully blends dark comedy with even darker deeds.

Bertrand de Billy conducts Mozart’s propulsive score. Starring Étienne Dupuis, Luca Pisaroni, Adela Zaharia, and Carmen Giannattasio.

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Libretto By Lorenzo Da Ponte | Sung in Italian with English supertitles

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Approximately 3 hours, 20 minutes with one intermission

Why You Should See It

It’s a dark comedy about what happens when a Don Juan goes too far—with a twist ending straight out of cult horror flicks like Drag Me to Hell or Night of the Demon.

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Saturday 06/04/22 7:30PM
Friday 06/10/22 7:30PM
Sunday 06/12/22 2:00PM
Wednesday 06/15/22 7:30PM
Saturday 06/18/22 7:30PM
Tuesday 06/21/22 7:30PM
Sunday 06/26/22 2:00PM
Saturday 07/02/22 7:30PM


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The Buzz

Read what the press has said about the stars of the production

“As the villain who finds redemption, [Étienne] Dupuis brings arresting strength to lyrical melody, nailing some high cadenzas in a robust, grandstanding tone that adds an extra layer of excitement.”
Opera News

“[Adela Zaharia’s] voice was equal parts shimmer and opulence.”
Los Angeles Times

“[Luca] Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.”
The New York Times


Two women set off to confront a notorious libertine—one hoping to save his soul, the other plotting to exact revenge for a brutal slaying that turned her world upside down.

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Cast & Creative

Don Giovanni Etienne Dupuis *
Donna Anna Adela Zaharia *
Donna Elvira Carmen Giannattasio
Don Ottavio Amitai Pati
Leporello Luca Pisaroni
Zerlina Christina Gansch
Commendatore Soloman Howard


June 4, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 26; July 2, 2022

Conductor Bertrand de Billy *
Director Michael Cavanagh
Set Designer Erhard Rom
Costume Designer Constance Hoffman
Lighting Designer Jane Cox

* San Francisco Opera Debut

Previous performances of Don Giovanni can be found in our Archive

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Bernard and Barbro Osher; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; Joan and David Traitel; and Phyllis C. Wattis Endowment Funds.


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