Great Performances At The Met: Don Giovanni
Airs Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, February 23, 2012
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.
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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