Don Giovanni

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

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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 Etienne Dupuis, Luca Pisaroni, Adela Zaharia, and Nicole Car.

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


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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours, 16 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 Buy Tickets

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Reviews

So run, don’t walk, to see a performance of Don Giovanni at War Memorial... as a performance of this caliber is hard to find!

–Parterre

Baritone Etienne Dupuis, making a suave company debut, lavished Mozart’s phrases with fluid urgency...

–San Francisco Chronicle

Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni was a wondrous Leporello, bringing robust and agile tone to a characterization that was by turns jovial and long-suffering.

–San Francisco Chronicle

Soprano Nicole Car cut a poignant, eloquent figure as Donna Elvira.

–San Francisco Chronicle

Conductor [Bertrand] de Billy... led the SF Opera Orchestra in a brisk and exciting reading

–Parterre

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Synopsis

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

Cast
Don Giovanni Etienne Dupuis *
Donna Anna Adela Zaharia *
Donna Elvira Nicole Car *
Don Ottavio Amitai Pati
Leporello Luca Pisaroni
Zerlina Christina Gansch
Masetto Cody Quattlebaum *
Commendatore Soloman Howard

Performances

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

Creative
Conductor Bertrand de Billy *
Director Michael Cavanagh
Set and Projection Designer Erhard Rom
Costume Designer Constance Hoffman
Lighting Designer Jane Cox
Chorus Director John Keene *
Fight Director Dave Maier

* 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; Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Productions; Bernard and Barbro Osher; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and Joan and David Traitel.

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