A talking statue
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Don Giovanni: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
16. A talking statue
Giovanni laughs at his servant’s visible annoyance at his story, and, as he does so, the statue speaks, telling him he won’t be laughing any more come sunrise. Leporello is terrified at the talking statue, but cocky Giovanni invites the statue to dinner and the stone figure of the Commandatore accepts. <br></br><b>Pictured:</b>Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Don Giovanni) and Arend Baumann (Il Commandatore) at the Sydney Opera House, 2005.