Don Giovanni and Leporello swap clothes
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Don Giovanni: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
12. Don Giovanni and Leporello swap clothes
Having failed to woe Zerlina, Giovanni is now eager to seduce Elvira’s maid. He persuades Leporello to swap clothes with him, forcing Leporello (as Giovanni) to distract Elvira by attempting to seduce her. Despite her earlier anger, Elvira is only too keen to be whisked off by “Giovanni”. Pictured: Erwin Schrott in the role of the Leporello, right, and Christopher Maltmann as Don Giovanni, Salzburg, 2008.