Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
Dramma giocoso in two acts KV 527. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DON GIOVANNI (The Rake punished, or Don Giovanni)
Director Allex Aguilera
Set designer Philippine Ordinaire
Costume designer William Orlandi
Light designer Claudio Schmid
New production by FONDAZIONE TEATRO LIRICO "GIUSEPPE VERDI DI TRIESTE"
Orchestra and choir by Fondazione Teatro Lirico “Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste”
Characters and performers
|Don Giovanni (basso)||Nicola Ulivieri (30/10 - 4,5,7/11)|
|giovane cavaliere estremamente licenzioso||Mattia Olivieri (31/10 - 8/11)|
|Il Commendatore (basso)||Andrea Comelli|
|Donna Anna (soprano)||Raquel Lojendio (30,31/10 - 4,7/11)|
|sua figlia, dama promessa sposa di||Marie Fajtova (5,8/11)
|Don Ottavio (tenore)||Luis Gomes (30/10 - 4,7/11)|
|Marco Ciaponi (31/10 - 5,8/11)|
|Donna Elvira (soprano)||Raffaella Lupinacci (30/10 - 4,7/11)|
|dama di Burgos, abbandonata da Don Giovanni||
Anush Hovhannisyan (31/10 - 5,8/11)
|Leporello (basso)||Carlo Lepore (30/10 - 4,7/11)|
|servo di Don Giovanni||Fabrizio Beggi (31/10 - 5,8/11)|
|Masetto (basso)||Gianpiero Ruggeri (30/10 - 4,7/11)|
|amante di||Enrico Marrucci (31/10 - 5,8/11)|
|Zerlina (soprano)||Diletta Rizzo Marin (30/10 - 4,7/11)|
|contadina||Ilaria Zanetti (31/10 - 5,8/11)|
|Contadini e contadine, servi, coro di sotterra. Suonatori.|
|La scena si finge in una città della Spagna.|
Hall in the palaceof the Commendatore.
Leporello, Don Giovanni’s servant, is complaining about the life he has to live working for a dissolute knight. Here it comes Don Giovanni, who’s taking flight and covering his face not to be recognized; Donna Anna is chasing him and trying hard to keep him there. As they quarrel, the Commendatore (Anna’s father) arrives and challenges Don Giovanni to a duel, but he’s killed. Anna rushes home to ask for help, but Leporello and Giovanni run away. Anna comes back with her fiancé the Duke Ottavio, who swears revenge.
The fence of an ancient castle.
Donna Elvira is looking for Don Giovanni, the man she loves and who has abandoned her. She wishes to take revenge and kill him. Don Giovanni, hearing her moaning, gets closer but he recognizes her, so he runs away and lets Leporello with Elvira. Leporello tells the lady who’s actually the man she had an affair with; he shows a list with the names of all the women he had fi rst loved and then abandoned. Donna Elvira goes away disconsolate, heated between revenge and love.
In the countryside.
A group of peasants is cheering Masetto and Zerlina’s wedding. Don Giovanni orders Leporello to lead Masetto and the others to his castle so he can celebrate them, but he keeps there Zerlina. Giovanni asks her to marry him and the silly simpleton believes him. As they’re about to leave, Donna Elvira arrives and accuses him of being a seducer. Don Giovanni makes Zerlina believe that Elvira is mad; anyway, Elvira succeeds in leading away Zerlina. Ottavio and Donna Anna arrive and they ask Giovanni to help them in the search for the unknown killer of the Commendatore. But Elvira comes back and warns them against Don Giovanni’s treachery. Again Don Giovanni claims that Elvira is mad, but Anna thinks of recognizing in Don Giovanni’s voice the man who attempted her virtue and killed her father and so she informs Ottavio. In the meanwhile, Giovanni decides to go and have fun with Zerlina.
The garden of Don Giovanni’s palace.
Masetto reproaches Zerlina for having abandoned him on their wedding day. Don Giovanni arrives: Masetto leaves her alone and hides himself. Zerlina wants to hide, too, but Gio vanni catches both of them and leads them to the party. Elvira, Ottavio and Anna arrive in disguise. Scene 5 Hall in Don Giovanni’s house. Don Giovanni offers the peasants sweets and refreshments. Ottavio, Elvira and Anna enter, too. The dances begin; Don Giovanni, dancing with Zerlina, leads her in another room. Suddenly, Zerlina’s cries for help are heard. Giovanni comes out dragging Leporello and accusing him of having tried to rape Zerlina, but Ottavio draws out a gun and aims it at Giovanni. All the presents hurl themselves at the seducer.
The fence of an ancient castle nearby an inn.
Leporello wishes to leave the knight, but Giovanni gives him some gold and convinces him to stay. Now Giovanni would like to seduce Elvira’s maidservant and, to be successful, changes coat and hat with Leporello. Then, hidden behind Leporello, he talks to Elvira (who’s appeared at the window), tells her he’s repentant and asks her forgiveness. Elvira comes down and meets Leporello – mistaking him for Don Giovanni. This one, hidden, suddenly screams and makes them run away. Left alone, Giovanni sings a serenade to Elvira’s maidservant. But Masetto arrives with a group of armed peasants and Giovanni, hearing that they’re there to kill him, and passing himself off as Leporello, sends the peasants in different ways. He keeps Masetto and gives him a sound thrashing. Hearing his shouts, Zerlina rushes in and he tells her that he’s such in a bad shape because of Leporello.
Trying to comfort him with her love, Zerlina leads him away.
The hall in the palace of the Commendatore.
Leporello takes back Elvira but, in the meantime, Ottavio and Anna, Masetto and Zerlina reach him: they think he’s Don Giovanni and so they assail Leporello. He understands he’s in a bad position and so he reveals his identity. But Masetto, Zerlina ad Elvira assail him again: the fi rst two for the blows that Masetto thinks of having received by him, Elvira for having been cheated by him, having pretended to be Don Giovanni. But Leporello runs away. All these tricks convince Ottavio that Don Giovanni is the killer of the Commendatore. The scene ends with Elvira’s aria: despite all the infidelities, she’s still in love with Don Giovanni.
A fence with the Statue of the Commendatore.
While Don Giovanni tells Leporello his last flirtation with a woman, who Leporello understands to be his wife, the voice of the Commendatore is heard threatening. As he sees the Statue, Giovanni orders to invite it to dinner. The Statue nods for approval. Giovanni repeats the invitation: the Statue, with Leporello’s great dread, answers “yes”.
A room in Donna Anna’s house.
Ottavio urges Anna to marry him, but she begs him to wait, since the sorrow for her father’s death is still too deep.
Hall in Don Giovanni’s house.
The table is laid; Don Giovanni sits down, Leporello waits on him and secretly swallows big morsels. The musicians play merry music. Donna Elvira makes a last try to draw to herself Giovanni, but he mocks her, using ironical chivalrous manners. Elvira is about to leave, extremely indignant, when she suddenly shouts and rushes away. Leporello goes out to see what happens, but he shouts, too, and gets back announcing that the Statue of the Commendatore is arrived. As Giovanni meets the strange visitor, Leporello hides under the table. The Commendatore, having been invited to dinner by Giovanni, now invites the knight to have dinner with him. Giovanni accepts; the Statue takes his hand and tells him to repent. As Don Giovanni refuses, a fire chasm opens: the Commendatore drags his killer in it, while a menacing choir of ghosts is rising threateningly. When Donna Anna, Elvira, Zerlina, Ottavio and Masetto arrive to take revenge, Leporello, trembling with fear, tells them what happened.
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