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 Giovanni’s attempts to seduce Zerlina, and Donna Anna’s realization that her father’s 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 latter’s grave, and the finale in which the marble statue of the Commendatore comes to dinner at Don Giovanni’s palace and drags him down to hell....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course MUSC 030 taught by Professor Carolynabbate during the Spring '12 term at UPenn.

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