Don Giovanni, the Overture
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Don Giovanni: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
21. Don Giovanni, the Overture
Mozart famously wrote the Overture the night before the premiere, after spending an evening with friends. He claimed it took him just three hours to write the Overture. Pictured: Adam Plachetka in the role of Masetto, Erwin Schrott as Leporello, Aleksandra Kurzak as Donna Anna and Joel Prieto as Don Ottavio, Salzburg, as part of the Salzburg Festival, 2010.