German conductor Cornelius Meister leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in his company debut
Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni sings the title role for the first time; later performances feature the return of Swedish baritone Peter Mattei
Notable Met debuts include Italian soprano Federica Lombardi as Donna Elvira, Russian soprano Aida Garifullina as Zerlina, and French tenor Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Don Ottavio
New York, NY (January 8, 2019)—The Metropolitan Opera presents Mozart’s timeless drama Don Giovanni, with 12 performances January 30, 2019, to April 18, 2019. All performances of Michael Grandage’s production are conducted by Cornelius Meister in his Met debut. January and February performances feature Luca Pisaroni in his anticipated role debut as the rakish Don and Ildar Abdrazakov as his sidekick Leporello, plus Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Donna Anna, Federica Lombardi as Donna Elvira in her Met debut, Aida Garifullina as Zerlina in her Met debut, Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Don Ottavio in his Met debut, Brandon Cedel as Masetto, and Štefan Kocán as the Commendatore. At the performance on February 20, Jennifer Check is Donna Anna, Rihab Chaieb is Zerlina, and Peixin Chen is Masetto.
April performances feature Peter Mattei in the title role and Adam Plachetka as Leporello, plus Guanqun Yu as Donna Anna, Susanna Phillips as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Pavol Breslik and Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Kihwan Sim as Masetto, and Dmitry Belosselskiy in his Met role debut as the Commendatore.
Don Giovanni Radio and Online Broadcasts
The January 30, February 16, and April 9 performances of Don Giovanni will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM Channel 75. The February 16 performance will be broadcast over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, and the January 30 performance will also be streamed live on the Met’s web site, metopera.org.