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Don Giovanni: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
The opera was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the Teatro di Praga on October 29, 1787. Mozart left finishing Don Giovanni until the very latest deadline; legend has it that the scores handed to the orchestra minutes before curtain call were still wet. Pictured: Kyle Ketelsen, and Marlis Petersen perform as Don Giovanni, Leporello and Donna Anna, the theatre de l'Archeveche in Aix-en-Provence as part of the 62st lyrical art festival.