WNO: Don Giovanni
About WNO: Don Giovanni
Charming but predatory and manipulative, Don Giovanni is a lover so notorious that his reputation precedes him. He’s eager to add to the rambling list of women he has already enticed. But when Don Giovanni forces himself on Donna Anna, his devious antics dig him deeper and deeper into trouble. As the discarded women of his past unite to speak out against their offender, Don Giovanni seems destined to meet his ultimate fiery fate.
How should a society punish a man who functions under his own malevolent moral code? Often considered the greatest opera ever composed, Mozart’s masterpiece combines comedy, drama, and supernatural elements to capture the downfall of a serial womanizer. From its thrilling overture to its breathtaking final scene, "Don Giovanni" explores issues of amorality, power, and justice that are just as relevant to today as to Mozart’s time.
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. In Italian with projected English titles.
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Saturday, 2/29 at 7pm
Friday, 3/6 at 7:30pm
Sunday, 3/8 at 2pm
Wednesday, 3/11 at 7:30pm
Thursday, 3/19 at 7:30pm
Pre-performance talks will take place beginning one hour prior to each performance. Musicologist Saul Lilienstein's talk will begin one hour and 15 minutes prior to the performance on Wednesday, 3/11 at 7:30pm.
Audience talkback sessions with the artists will take place immediately after the following performances:
Monday, 3/2 at 7pm
WNO's Touch Cart, with real props and costumes, will be open one hour prior to the performances on Monday, 3/2 at 7pm and Wednesday, 3/11 at 7:30pm.