Don Giovanni


Karina Canellakis
, conductor (Violin ’04)
R. B. Schlather, stage director

The charming, libertine Don Giovanni has seduced innumerable women, inspiring admiration, jealousy, and scorn in equal measure. Now everyone’s out to get him: a spurned former lover, a noblewoman he assaulted, her fiancé, and a guest made of stone. The “edgy and imaginative young director” (The New Yorker) R. B. Schlather brings his distinctive vision to Mozart’s masterwork, with the fast-rising conductor Karina Canellakis on the podium.



CAST (in singing order)

  March 6 and 8 March 7 and 10
Leporello Vartan Gabrielian Adam Kiss
Donna Anna Tiffany Townsend TBD
Don Giovanni Dennis Chmelensky Jorge Espino
Commendatore Adam Kiss Vartan Gabrielian
Don Ottavio Aaron Crouch Martin Luther Clark
Donna Elvira Amanda Bottoms Ashley Marie Robillard
Masetto Charles Buttigieg Patrick Wilhelm
Zerlina Lindsey Reynolds Ziyi Dai


The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.

Don Giovanni and Empty the House are presented as part of Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman, in partnership with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. 

Don Giovanni is sponsored in part by the Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for Opera.