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The Metropolitan Opera : Don Giovanni
Release Date: March 16, 1978
|Producers||:||Herbert Graf, Michael Bronson, Clemente D'Alessio|
|Writers||:||Lorenzo da Ponte|
Imbuing the familiar Don Juan myth with a captivating combination of comedy, seductiveness, danger, and damnation, Mozart created an enduring masterpiece that has been a cornerstone of the repertory since its 1787 premiere. An early entry in the Met’s series of PBS telecasts, this 1978 performance captures a young James Morris in a smooth portrayal of the title role, with the legendary Joan Sutherland showing off her unsurpassed technique as Donna Anna and Gabriel Bacquier as a masterful Leporello.