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Don Giovanni (Met23)

Met Opera

Ivo van Hove | 2023 | 195 MINS
USA | Subtitles

Aided by his ingenious librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart approached his operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth from a point of view that is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather light-hearted, urbane, and ironic.

In Detail

Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s ‘A View from the Bridge’ and ‘West Side Story’, Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters.

Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka.

Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests - Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina - and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio. We follow the title character and his earthy comic sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duel, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell.

This is the 2nd of Mozart’s three operatic masterpieces being screened in Chichester monthly from April to June.
195m approx including 2 intervals

Sun 21 May 14:30 (Delayed Live)

Tickets £20
Friends/Students £17.50