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Seattle Opera Podcast

Jan 2, 2020

A new production of Mozart’s classic promises a fresh look at the legendary seducer and how he is punished. Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces the music and characters of Don Giovanni, with musical examples from Seattle Opera archival recordings of Don Giovanni from 1991, conducted by Gerard Schwarz; 1999, conducted by Klaus Donath, 2007, conducted by Andreas Mitisek; and 2014, conducted by Gary Thor Wedow. Voices include Vladimir Ognovienko as the Commendatore, Eduardo Chama, Ashraf Sewailam, and Kevin Langan as Leporello, Franzita Whelan, Sally Wolf, and Alexandra LoBianco as Donna Anna, Kurt Streit, Lawrence Brownlee, and Randall Bills as Don Ottavio, Elizabeth Caballero and Christine Goerke as Donna Elvira, Mark Walters, Marius Kwiecien, and Jason Howard as Don Giovanni, Anna Steiger, Laura Polvarelli, and Cecelia Hall as Zerlina, and John Kuether, Evan Boyer, and Chester Patton as Masetto.