Characters and voice types in Don Giovanni

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Characters and voice types in Don Giovanni Upper class Don Giovanni (bass-baritone), a libertine The Commendatore (bass), father of Donna Anna Donna Anna (soprano), a well-born lady Don Ottavio (tenor), Donna Anna’s fiancé Donna Elvira (soprano), one of Don Giovanni’s discarded lovers Lower class Leporello (bass), Don Giovanni’s servant Zerlina (soprano), a peasant girl who catches Don Giovanni’s eye Masetto (baritone), Zerlina’s fiancé Act 1 Opens with a scene in which Don Giovanni, masked and unrecognizable, is caught trying to seduce Donna Anna. He is confronted by Donna Anna’s father, whom he kills in a duel. Introduces the other characters. Plot centers on Donna Elvira
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Unformatted text preview: foiling Don Giovannis attempts to seduce Zerlina, and Donna Annas realization that her fathers murderer is none other than Don Giovanni. Ends with Elvira, Ottavio, Anna, Zerlina, and Masetto all confronting Don Giovanni at his palace during a masked ball, and Giovanni fleeing with Leporello Act 2 At night. A series of vignettes in the dark that involve disguises, false assumptions, and misidentifications. Centers on a scene in which Don Giovanni mocks the Commendatore before the latters grave, and the finale in which the marble statue of the Commendatore comes to dinner at Don Giovannis palace and drags him down to hell....
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