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Washington National Opera: Don Giovanni

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

Washington National Opera

A notorious lover meets his ultimate fiery punishment in Mozart’s celebrated tragicomedy. He’s spent his life betraying women. Now time’s up.


$45.00 - $299.00

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He’s spent his life betraying women. Now time’s up.

Don Giovanni

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

In Italian with Projected English Titles
WNO Production

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.

Come early to interact with real props and costumes! 
WNO’s Touch Cart will be open one hour prior to the performances on Mar. 6 & 11.


Don Giovanni:
Ryan McKinny
Donna Anna:
Vanessa Vasquez*
Donna Elvira:
Keri Alkema†
Don Ottavio:
Alek Shrader
Kyle Ketelsen
The Commendatore:
Peter Volpe


Evan Rogister
E. Loren Meeker
Eric Sean Fogel
Scenic Design:
Erhard Rom
Costume Design:
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Lighting Designer:
Robert Wierzel
Projection Design:
S. Katy Tucker

† Alumna of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
* WNO Debut


Join a free lecture before every Opera House production and Blue! Delve deeper as you take a peek inside the composer’s mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera. These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of the production that is being discussed in the lecture.
Most Pre-Performance Talks begin 1 hour before the performance and last 25–30 minutes. Musicologist Saul Lilienstein’s talk is scheduled for Wed., Mar. 11, beginning 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance and lasting 35–40 minutes.


Don't miss your opportunity to engage directly with our artists and share your thoughts on the experience you just had! Here's your chance to ask questions and get the inside scoop on the production from members of the cast and creative team. All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket.

Don Giovanni  Artist Q&A Dates:
Mon., Mar. 2
Sun., Mar. 8


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