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Arts Calendar / November 3 / Opera
19:00 Don Giovanni
Opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev. Director: Semyon Spivak. Choreographer: Sergei Gritsay. Set Designer: Semyon Pastukh. Sung in Italian. Nighttime. Don Giovanni's servant Leporello complains that his master's libertinage is a constant pain in the neck for him. As of now, Don Giovanni has sneaked into Donna Annaís, and Leoprello is waiting for him outside. But this time Don Giovanni does not succeed: Donna Anna makes noise and wonít let her seducer escape. She cannot recognize him, though, for he is wearing a mask. Donna Annaís father, the Commendatore, challenges Don Giovanni to a duel and dies. Donna Anna and her fiancé swear to avenge the murder. Leporello is shocked by the tragic incident, while Don Giovanni is keeping cool. He is anticipating a date, and in the meantime is about to follow a beautiful female stranger - but then he recognizes in her his long-forsaken lover Donna Elvira, whose suffering only annoys him. Leporello tells Donna Elvira all about his master and shows her the list of his conquests. Village wedding of Masetto and Zerlina. Don Giovanni sets his eye on the young bride. He sends the wedding party away with Leporello to have fun elsewhere, and tries to seduce Zerlina. She is about to yield, but suddenly Donna Elvira appears and upsets Don Giovanniís plans...
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