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Don Giovanni

Streaming March 19–21, 2021.

Subscriber Early Access Days begin February 26. 

 

Overview

Okulitch sings with richness, vigor and subtle lyricism and brings a dark, brooding quality to the character.”

The New York Times


Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Streaming March 19–21 for $35. 
Subscriber Early Access Days begin February 26.

What goes around comes around on Mozart’s carousel of karma. Legendary libertine Don Giovanni is skilled in seduction yet lacks a moral compass, thoughtlessly moving from conquest to conquest, even murdering without remorse. But a dark fate will bring his joyride to a shocking conclusion, leaving the survivors who knew him forever changed. Filled with varied and evocative music of perfect elegance, Mozart’s complex creation stands apart as his boldest masterpiece.

Performance Information

Performance Information

In Italian with English Subtitles

Performance Time: 2 hours and 11 minutes including one intermission

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RaTED PG-13, for sexual violence

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Streaming Availability

Our online stream of  Don Giovanni is on sale now to the public for $35 per stream. Once you have purchased your stream you will be able to access this opera March 19–21 through your Seattle Opera account. 

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Cast

Daniel Okulitch

Don Giovanni

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:  Saul, Saul (Philharmonia Baroque); Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni (Michigan Opera Theatre); Protector, Written on Skin (Opéra de Montréal)
Upcoming: Gaveston/Stranger, Lessons in Love and Violence (Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona); Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro (Opéra de Montréal)

Last Updated: December 2020

Daniel Okulitch

Don Giovanni

Seattle Opera Debut

Vanessa Goikoetxea

Donna Anna

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Nedda, Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Durango (Bizkaia), Spain
Seattle Opera Debut: Micaëla, Carmen ('19)
Recently: Vitellia, La Clemenza di Tito (Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona); Fiordiligi, Cosí fan tutte (Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla); Jenny Hill, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Korea National Opera)
Upcoming: Donna Anna, Don Giovanni (Covent Garden London); Nedda, Pagliacci (Teatro Colón); Benamor (Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid)

Last updated: December 2020

Vanessa Goikoetxea

Donna Anna

Laura Wilde

Donna Elvira

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Watertown, SD
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Agathe, Der Freischütz and Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte (Staatstheater Stuttgart); Gretel, Hansel and Gretel (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra); Jenůfa, Jenůfa (Santa Fe Opera), Katya, Katya Kabanova (Scottish National Opera)
Upcoming: Donna Anna, Don Giovanni (Berkshire Opera Festival)

Last Updated: December 2020

Laura Wilde

Donna Elvira

Seattle Opera Debut

Michael Sumuel

Leporello

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Leporello, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Odessa, TX
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro (San Francisco Opera); Alidoro, Cinderella (Norwegian National Opera)
Upcoming: Angelotti, Tosca (Opera Philadelphia); bass soloist, Mozart's Requiem (Grant Park Music Festival)

Last Updated: December 2020

Michael Sumuel

Leporello

Seattle Opera Debut

Andrew Stenson

Don Ottavio

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Nemorino, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Rochester, MN
Seattle Opera Young Artist: 2010/11, 2011/12
Seattle Opera Debut: Arturo, Lucia di Lammermoor (’10)
Previously at Seattle Opera:
Tamino, The Magic Flute ('17); Tonio, The Daughter of the Regiment (’13); Orphée, Orphée et Eurydice (’12) 
Recently: Ernesto, Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne Festival); Ferrando, Così fan tutte (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro Municipal de Santiago); Demetrius, The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera); Candide, Candide (Glimmerglass Festival, San Francisco Symphony, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Opéra National de Bordeaux); Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (Colorado Opera); The Steersman, The Flying Dutchman (Dallas Opera).

Last Updated: September 2020

Andrew Stenson

Don Ottavio

Jasmine Habersham

Zerlina

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Zerlina, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Macon, GA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Adina, The Elixir of Love (Phoenicia Festival of the Voice); Katie Jackson, The Fix (Minnesota Opera); Pip, Moby Dick (Opera San Jose)
Upcoming: Susannah, The Marriage of Figaro (Madison Opera); Nanetta, Falstaff (Berkshire Opera Festival); Sarah Ruth, Edward Tulane (Minnesota Opera) 

Last Updated: December 2020

Jasmine Habersham

Zerlina

Seattle Opera Debut

Adam Lau

Masetto

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Masetto, Don Giovanni

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Seattle Opera Debut: Papa, Makoto Kobayashi, An American Dream (’15)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Alidoro, Cinderella (’19); Kōbun Chino Otogawa, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (’19); Ferrando, Il Trovatore (’19); Sprecher, The Magic Flute (’17)
Recently: Raimondo, Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Basilio, The Barber of Seville (Portland Opera); Oroveso, Norma (Utah Opera); Soloist, Verdi Requiem (Carnegie Hall)
Upcoming: Angelotti, Tosca (The Dallas Opera); Tom, Un ballo in Maschera (Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo)

Last Updated: December 2020

Adam Lau

Masetto

Kenneth Kellogg

Commendatore

At Seattle Opera 2020/21: Commendatore, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Richmond, CA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Ulderico & Zenovito, Sigismondo (Capella Cracoviensis); Father, Blue (Glimmerglass Festival); Sparafucile, Rigoletto (Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera)
Upcoming: Sarastro, The Magic Flute (Theatre St. Gallen); Soloist, A Perfect Union—The Obama Symphony (Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra); Father, Blue (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Last Updated: December 2020

Kenneth Kellogg

Commendatore

Seattle Opera Debut

Creative Team

Lidiya Yankovskaya

Conductor

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Don Giovanni

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Russia
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Moby-Dick (Chicago Opera Theater); Taking Up Serpents (Washington National Opera); Pia de' Tolomei (Spoleto Festival USA)
Upcoming: The Marriage of Figaro (Dallas Opera); Taking Up Serpents (Chicago Opera Theater); Conductor (Hawaii Symphony Orchestra)

Last Updated: December 2020

Lidiya Yankovskaya

Conductor

Seattle Opera Debut

Brenna Corner

Director

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Don Giovanni

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Hansel & Gretel (San Diego Opera); La bohème (Calgary Opera)
Upcoming: La bohème (Kentucky Opera); Don Giovanni (Opera San Antonio) 

Last Update: December 2020

 

Brenna Corner

Director

Seattle Opera Debut

Chris Reay

Projection Designer

At Seattle Opera 2020/21: Projection Designer, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Seattle, WA/ US
Seattle Opera Debut: Assistant Lighting Designer, Ring Cycle (‘01)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Projection Coordinator, The Magic Flute (‘11); Semele (‘15); Turn of the Screw (‘18)
Recently: Projection Programmer, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Seattle Opera); Marie, Still Dancing (5th Avenue Theater); Shout Sister, Shout (Seattle Rep)

Last Updated: December 2020

Chris Reay

Projection Designer

Seattle Opera Debut

Doug Provost

Set Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Director of Production/Set Designer, The Elixir of Love and Don Giovanni

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Seattle Opera Debut: Director of Production, Madame Butterfly ('17)
Recently: Projection Designer, Don Pasquale (Pittsburgh Opera); Projection Designer, The Magic Flute (Madison Opera); Projection Designer, Don Pasquale (Minnesota Opera)

Last Updated: December 2020

Doug Provost

Set Designer

Liesl Alice Gatcheco

Costume, Hair, and Makeup Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Costume Designer, Don Giovanni, Flight

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Costume Shop Stitcher, Carmen (2003)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Assistant Wardrobe Head, Seattle Opera (2003-2006); Hair and Makeup Dept. Manager, Seattle Opera (2009-Present); Photography Stylist and Manager, Seattle Opera (2016-Present)
Recently:  Permanent Makeup Artist, Eyebrowbaby; Makeup Artist, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Costume Designer, The Elixir of Love (Seattle Opera)

Last Updated: December 2020

Liesl Alice Gatcheco

Costume, Hair, and Makeup Designer

Connie Yun

Lighting Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: The Elixir of Love

Hometown: East Lansing, MI
Seattle Opera Debut: Die Fledermaus (’06)
Previously at Seattle Opera: The Turn of the Screw (’18); Beatrice and Benedict (’18); An American Dream (’17 and ’15)
Recently: La traviata (Madison Opera); La finta giardiniera (Portland Opera); Snow White (Seattle Children’s Theatre) 
Upcoming: Frida (Portland Opera); 2021 Festival (Palm Beach Opera)

Last updated: December 2020 

Connie Yun

Lighting Designer

Robertson Witmer

Audio and Sound Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Don GiovanniFlight

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: The Falling & The Rising
Previously at Seattle Opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird
Recently: Dracula (ACT Theatre); Greenwood (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater); Lyric Suite (Spectrum Dance Theater)
Upcoming: The Great Leap (Portland Chinatown Museum)

Last Updated: January 2021

Robertson Witmer

Audio and Sound Designer

Ken Christensen

Video Director

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Video Director, Don Giovanni

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:  Productions for King County Parks, Woodland Park Zoo, Bloomberg Businessweek
Upcoming: Production for City of Tacoma

Last Updated: December 2020

Ken Christensen

Video Director

Seattle Opera Debut

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