classical music, opera, theatre

Mozart: Don Giovanni

The Met's new production

  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • The Met: Live in HD at Müpa Budapest

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Returning to the Met's live HD broadcasts after a hiatus since 2016 is the "opera of operas”, and in a brand new production by Tony Award-winning Belgian Ivo van Hove to boot. Nathalie Stutzmann, who is quite well known as a singer as well, will lead a wonderful cast of singers as the debut conductor of the production, which is set in an abstract medium and pays more attention than usual to the shadowy side of the story. In the title role, just like in the earlier 2015 broadcast, will be the radiantly powerful Swedish baritone Peter Mattei.

The Seville dazzler, a character that first emerged in the first half of the 17th century and later inspired works by Molière, Goldoni and even Pushkin, would hardly still now enjoy cult status if Mozart and his congenial librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte had not written an opera about him to be performed in Prague in 1787. But because they did, we to this day still recognise in Don Giovanni, that is, in Don Juan, not only the mythical womaniser, but also the demon of life, the embodiment of life as a whole. Mozart's Don Giovanni is an ambiguous figure that offers ample space for a wide variety of interpretations. Ivo van Hove's concept is itself an original approach, while the composition of the cast promises polished teamwork and some great personalities. For example, in the shadow of Mattei's Don Giovanni, we'll find the increasingly sought-after Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Leporello. And among the younger performers will be talents like the American Ben Bliss, who promises to be an excellent Mozart tenor, and Italy's Federica Lombardi, who made her debut at the Met in 2019 as Donna Elvira, but now will exploit the splendid opportunity of singing Donna Anna.

The 'Metropolitan Opera Live in HD' transmissions have been made possible through the cooperation of our partner, s.r.o.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Nathalie Stutzmann
  • Donna Anna
    Federica Lombardi
  • Donna Elvira
    Ana María Martínez
  • Zerlina
    Ying Fang
  • Don Ottavio
    Ben Bliss
  • Don Giovanni
    Peter Mattei
  • Leporello
    Adam Plachetka
  • Masetto
    Alfred Walker
  • Commendatore
    Alexander Tsymbalyuk
  • The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
  • Set design, lighting
    Jan Versweyveld
  • Costumes
    An D'Huys
  • Projection
    Christopher Ash
  • Choreographer
    Sara Erde
  • Director
    Ivo van Hove

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