Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in
Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Beginning September 27
Fabio Luisi conducts a principal cast—all in Met role debuts—that includes
Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Serena Malfi, Paul Appleby, Adam Plachetka, Matthew Rose, and Kwangchul Youn
Later performances feature Luisi and Plácido Domingo conducting casts that feature many Met stars, including Amanda Majeski, Angela Meade, Marina Rebeka, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, Ildar Abdrazakov, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Erwin Schrott
New York, NY (September 23, 2016) – Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, and Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met’s Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.
In November, Ildar Abdrazakov reprises the title character opposite Byström, who will now star as Donna Anna, Amanda Majeski as Donna Elvira, and Nadine Sierra, who made an acclaimed Met debut last season as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, as Zerlina. Ramón Vargas sings Don Ottavio with Rose now singing Leporello, Plachetka singing Masetto, and Youn returning as the Commendatore.
Don Giovanni returns in April and May with Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role—which he sang in the 2011 new production premiere of Michael Grandage’s staging. Angela Meade and Marina Rebeka sing their first Met performances of Donna Anna and Donna Elvira, respectively, opposite Isabel Leonard as Zerlina, Matthew Polenzani as Don Ottavio, Erwin Schrott as Leporello, Jeongcheol Cha as Masetto, and Štefan Kocán as the Commendatore.
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Performances: September 27; October 1mat, 5, 8eve, 11, 15mat, 19, 22mat; November 1, 4, 10; April 26, 29eve; May 3, 6eve, 11. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and 22 minutes, one intermission.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Don Giovanni are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.