Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart’s Don Giovanni
with Peter Mattei in the Title Role, Beginning February 4
Internationally renowned cast includes Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, Kate Lindsey, Dmitry Korchak, Luca Pisaroni, Adam Plachetka, and James Morris
New York, NY (February 3, 2015) – Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, conducts Mozart’s Don Giovanni with an internationally renowned cast led by Swedish baritone Peter Mattei, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the title role. South African soprano Elza van den Heever returns to the Met for the first time since her acclaimed debut two seasons ago as Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. In Don Giovanni, she takes on the demanding role of Donna Anna, who seeks to exact revenge on the infamous rake who has killed her father. British soprano Emma Bell returns as the lovelorn Donna Elvira and young American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey adds a new role to her Met repertory as the ingénue Zerlina. Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak makes his Met debut as Anna’s patient fiancé, Don Ottavio, and Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni returns as Don Giovanni’s comic sidekick, Leporello, a role that won him plaudits at the 2011 premiere of this production by Michael Grandage. Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka makes his Met debut as Masetto, and veteran James Morris sings the role of the Commendatore, following his triumph as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg earlier this season. Sets and costume designs are by Christopher Oram, lighting by Paule Constable, and choreography by Ben Wright. At the final performance on March 6, Jennifer Check will sing Donna Elvira, and Ievgen Orlov will sing the Commendatore.
Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: February 4, 7mat, 11, 14, 17, 21mat, 24, 27, March 2, 6. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes, including 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.