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Great Performances At The Met: Don Giovanni

Airs Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Mariusz Kwiecien (center) in the title role of Mozart's "Don Giovanni."

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart’s timeless antihero to the Met for the first time. Under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting, the production also stars Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramon Vargas and Luca Pisaroni.

The classic tale of lust, heartbreak, and revenge stars charismatic Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien in his first-ever Met performances of the notorious title character.

For the first time with "Don Giovanni" at the Met, Luisi conducts the performance from a cembalo in the orchestra pit. Renée Fleming hosts. Barbara Willis Sweete directs the telecast.

Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka and German soprano Mojca Erdmann make their Met debuts as two of Giovanni’s female conquests, Donna Anna and Zerlina, opposite distinguished Mozartean Barbara Frittoli as the fiery Donna Elvira.

Tenor Ramón Vargas sings the role of Donna Anna’s fiancé, the nobleman Don Ottavio, and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni is Giovanni’s hapless manservant Leporello. Joshua Bloom sings the shepherd Masetto and Štefan Kocán is the vengeful Commendatore.

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Preview: Great Performances At The Met: Don Giovanni

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Above: Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart’s timeless antihero to the Met for the first time.

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Behind The Scenes of Don Giovanni

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Watch A Preview of Don Giovanni hosted by Renee Fleming on PBS. See more from Great Performances.

Above: Renee Fleming interviews Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Barbara Frittoli (Donna Elvira), and Luca Pisaroni (Leporello) about their roles in "Don Giovanni," also including a preview clip from the dress rehearsal.

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Great Performances At The Met: Don Giovanni: "Champagne Aria"

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Above: Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni) sings the “Champagne Aria” from Mozart’s "Don Giovanni."