Don Giovanni Educator Materials

Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, a flagrant hedonist with an outsized ego to match. But when the legendary playboy goes too far, his appetite for seduction could bring his downfall. Mozart’s smart and otherworldly take on Don Juan explores the darker side, delivering a brilliant flirtation between comedy and tragedy, lust and logic, pleasure and pain.

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte


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

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Cast & Creative

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
The Commendatore Andrea Silvestrelli
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

Previous performances of Don Giovanni can be found in our Archive.

Educator Materials created with assistance from Andi Wong, Elizabeth Broderson, Ginny Nichols, John Bischoff, Lisa Edsall Giglio, Lori Vobejda, Alyssa Stone, Randy Heilbrunn and Richard Laufman.

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