MET Opera: Don Giovanni

GENRE: Opera
RELEASE DATE: October 22, 2016
STARRING: Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Serena Malfi
DIRECTOR: Fabio Luisi
PRODUCER(S): Michael Grandage
WRITER(S): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Aided by his ingenious librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart approached his operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth from a point of view that is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather lighthearted, urbane, and ironic. We follow the title character and his earthy comic sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duel, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell.