Don Giovanni's lady-killing ways finally catch up to him in the form of a statue that he invites to dinner, in this Mozart favorite. Summary
The Don takes us down a wild path of seduction (and attempted seduction). But life in the fast lane isn't easy, even for a man who claims over 2000 conquests. In the end, Don Giovanni is undone by his own web of deception, and he falls victim to one of the greatest truisms in party planning: if you're throwing a peasant wedding in your castle, do not invite a haunted, talking statue trying to avenge his death.
Performance Details and Resources
• All performances of Don Giovanni are at the Benedum Center.
• Audio Commentary is available at the TUESDAY, November 6 performance AND the Friday, November 9 performance of Don Giovanni.
• UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD: Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage.
• Estimated run time is 2 hours, 55 minutes, with 1 intermission.
• Join us one hour before each performance for the Pre-Opera Talk. Free to all performance ticketholders, Pre-Opera Talks are full of insights on the opera, the composer, and more!
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Photos by David Bachman. More photos available on the home page slide show.
Previews and Reviews
PREVIEW: "Seductive Staging" - Post-Gazette, 10/31/12
PREVIEW: "Don Giovanni reigns supreme" - Post-Gazette, 10/31/12
VIDEO PREVIEW: "Don Giovanni and the Pittsburgh Opera season" - Post-Gazette, 10/31/12
PREVIEW: Chinese Opera Star's Cross-Cultural Diplomacy - City Paper, 11/1/12
VIDEO FEATURE: OPERA HUNKS on Pittsburgh Today Live, 11/2/12
PREVIEW: "Seduction...and retribution" - Tribune-Review, 11/3/12
REVIEW: "Not remotely romantic" by Jamie Fritz at Buttercupia Blog, 11/4/12
REVIEW: "Don Giovanni is great but could be greater" - Post-Gazette, 11/5/12
REVIEW: "Setting 'Don Giovanni' in bullring reins in potency" - Tribune-Review, 11/5
REVIEW: "Don Giovanni, plot after plot" - Roving Pittsburgher, 11/7
REVIEW: "Wouldst the Don desire my brassiere?" - That's Church Blog, 11/8
REVIEW: "'Don Giovanni' delivers inspired performance" - The Daily Athenaeum, 11/14
|Pre-Opera Talks||Opera Up Close|
|Meet the Artists Q&A||OPERAEncore|
|Brown Bag Concerts|
|Read the story of Don Giovanni|
|The Cast and Artistic Team|
|Music and Videos|
|NEW! View the STUDY GUIDE for Don Giovanni, produced by our Education Department|
(cast is listed in order of vocal appearance)
M. Todd Simpson
Hao Jiang Tian
Conductor: Antony Walker
Stage Director: Justin Way
Set Designer: Kimm Kovac
Lighting Designer: Marcus Dilliard
Asst. Conductor: Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master: Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist: James Lesniak
Wig & Makeup Designer: James Geier
Assistant Director: Stephanie Havey*
Stage Director Justin Way talks about our NEW production of Don Giovanni
Watch the Don Giovanni video postcard.
Watch the Post-Gazette's Don Giovanni preview.
Watch an interview with "Opera Hunks" Michael Todd Simpson & Wayne Tigges on KDKA.
Production Video: Don Giovanni prepares for the feast ("Champagne Aria")
Production Video: Don Giovanni goes to Hell
Production Video: Leporello tells Donna Elvira of Don Giovanni's exploits ("Catalog Aria")
See Meet the Artists video at our YouTube Channel. Featured: Sari Gruber, Caitlin Lynch, Wayne Tigges, and Michael Todd Simpson.