He's smooth. He's shameless. He's doomed.
In the heat of the moment, the notorious Don Giovanni (aka Don Juan) murders the father of one of his conquests, unwittingly unleashing an ominous force from beyond the grave that can’t be stopped. Accustomed to getting away with anything and everything, he must now face the music as years of cruelty and debauchery come due.
Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem returns as the ill-fated playboy, leading a dazzling ensemble of singers including Craig Colclough, Guanqun Yu and Isabel Leonard. James Conlon, renowned for his astonishing command of Mozart, conducts what many consider to be the greatest of all operas in a visually spectacular production by director Kasper Holten, with scenery by stage designer extraordinaire Es Devlin, known for innovative stage designs for Beyoncé, Adele, U2 and others.
Save up to 35% when you get tickets as part of 2023/24 Season Package. Get up to 35% off single ticket prices and unlock VIP perks, including backstage tours and free champagne. Build your own season with as few as 3 shows or get the best deal with our Classic 6-Show or All-In options. View Packages
“[Lucas Meachem] Clearly revealed as one of the finest Don G’s of our era”
“Isabel Leonard’s is a world-beating Elvira, her cherry ripe mezzo and supple phrasing perfect”
Read the synopsis
Performed in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: approximately three hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.
Audio description will be available for the October 1 matinee.
Read James Conlon's essay Don Giovanni, the Unknowable here.
Click here to read the digital program.
Production made possible by generous support from
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW @ Annenberg
The Blue Ribbon
The Carol and Warner Henry Production Fund for Mozart Operas
Alfred and Claude Mann Fund
With special appreciation to
Régina and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
Isabel Leonard’s appearance made possible by generous support from
The Eva and Marc Stern Principal Artists Fund
A co-production of Houston Grand Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) and the Israeli Opera