“A lively, giocoso take on the opera...provocative.”
– Opera News
“Compelling and innovative.”

“I have seldom seen this climactic moment staged to such haunting effect,” wrote the New York Times’s Anthony Tommasini about Don Giovanni’s descent into hell as staged by the “immensely gifted” conductor Iván Fischer (NPR). First performed to sold-out houses at Mostly Mozart in 2011, this provocative staged concert of Mozart’s opera overflows with musical revelations and dramatic innovation. Soprano Laura Aikin reprises her “standout” performance (New York Times) as the suffering Donna Anna and baritone Christopher Maltman is the titular playboy, dragged to his fiery fate in the unforgettable finale.


This production of Don Giovanni was co-produced by the Budapest Festival Orcehstra and Müpa Budapest.

The Program

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Don Giovanni

August 17–20 Rose Theater

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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor and director

Christopher Maltman, Don Giovanni

Laura Aikin, Donna Anna

Zoltán Megyesi, Don Ottavio

Lucy Crowe, Donna Elvira

José Fardilha, Leporello

Sylvia Schwartz, Zerlina

Kristinn Sigmundsson, Commendatore

Matteo Peirone, Masetto

Pre-performance discussion on Saturday, August 19 at 6:00 pm

Iván Fischer and Jane Moss

Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio

With English supertitles