Don Giovanni

By W.A. Mozart
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Seven O'Clock PM
  • Century II Concert Hall
  • 2 hours 45 minutes


Opera’s most notorious bad boy has left a trail of broken hearts behind him. But when he gets caught between a pair of exes out for blood and a vengeful ghost after his soul, he finds himself quickly running out of time.


  • ACT I

    Leporello, a servant of Don Giovanni, keeps watch outside the home of the Commendatore. Suddenly the Commendatore’s daughter, Donna Anna, raises an alarm and rushes out of the house, struggling with a masked Giovanni and pursued by her father. The Commendatore tries to prevent Giovanni’s escape, but is killed as the men flee. Anna begs her fiancé, Don Ottavio, to avenge her father’s death.

    The next morning, Giovanni and Leporello run into Donna Elvira, another of Giovanni’s former lovers. She is furious at Giovanni’s betrayal, but Leporello attempts to calm her, saying she is far from the first woman to fall for Giovanni’s charm.

    Afterward, peasants pass by celebrating the upcoming marriage of Masetto and Zerlina. Giovanni stops the procession to flirt with the bride-to-be, eventually inviting the entire wedding party to celebrate at his home. Elvira warns both Zerlina and Anna – who has arrived to ask for Giovanni’s help in finding her masked attacker – about Giovanni’s true nature. Meanwhile, Giovanni insists Elvira is simply an ex who never got over him. Anna and Ottavio are left wondering what to believe until, as Giovanni departs, Anna recognizes his voice as that of the masked intruder.

    Anna, Elvira, and Ottavio disguise themselves and crash Giovanni’s party for Masetto and Zerlina. Giovanni dances with Zerlina briefly, then drags her into an adjoining room. When she screams for help, Giovanni blames Leporello. However, Anna, Elvira, and Ottavio unmask themselves and accuse Giovanni, who manages to slip away in the confusion.

  • Act II

    Leporello – after trading clothes with Giovanni – meets Elvira for an evening walk as a distraction so Giovanni can seduce her maid. After they depart, Masetto arrives with a band of friends looking for Giovanni, who – in disguise – sends them all off in different directions, then beats up Masetto.

    Later on, Leporello – still in disguise – is cornered by Anna, Ottavio, Zerlina, and Masetto. Fearing for his life, Leporello removes his disguise before escaping. Giovanni and Leporello are reunited in a cemetery, where they see a statue of the Commendatore. The statue speaks to them, warning Giovanni he will not be laughing by morning. Giovanni forces his terrified servant to invite the statue to dinner, and the statue accepts.

    Elvira arrives at Giovanni’s home. Out of pity, she asks him to change his ways, but he merely laughs and dismisses her. The stone figure of the Commendatore enters, demanding Giovanni repent of his ways. Giovanni refuses, and the statue seizes him and drags Giovanni to Hell.

What to Expect

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Whether this is your first visit to Wichita Grand Opera or you’re a regular patron, we have all the information you need to plan your evening.

Before the Opera

Where to Stay

If you are visiting Wichita from out of town, we suggest staying at one of these recommended hotels.

Ambassador Hotel

Hotel at Waterwalk

Hotel at Old Town

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Wichita Downtown

Wichita Inn North

DoubleTree by Hilton

Red Roof Inn Wichita Airport

Clarion Inn Wichita Airport

Wichita Marriott

Hawthorn Suites

Where to Eat

Downtown Wichita and the nearby Delano District provide many dining options to enhance your opera experience.  Concessions are also available at the opera.

Cafe Bel Ami

AVI Seabar & Chophouse

Hana Cafe

Harvest Kitchen and Bar at the Hyatt Regency

Lotus Leaf Cafe & Creperie

Old-Town Sushi Bar By Wasabi

Rain Café and Lounge

River City Brewery

Sabor Latin Bar & Grill

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse at the Ambassador Hotel


Except as noted, Wichita Grand Opera performs in the Century II Performing Arts Center in downtown Wichita.

Century II Performing Arts Center
225 W. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67202


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Seating (Including for Disabled Patrons)

To comply with ADA requirements, the following seats are reserved for our handicapped patrons:

Concert Hall

On House Right, Seating is available at:

  • Row M, Seats 123 & 124 (Best seating – $85 per seat)
  • Row S, Seats 124 & 125 (Better seating – $58 per seat)
  • Row KK, Seats 101-106 (Better seating $58 per seat) – Promenade Box
  • Row LL, Seats 107-112 (Good seating, $37 per seat) – Promenade Box

On House Left, Seating is available at:

  • Row M, Seats 22 & 23 (Best Seating – $85 per seat)
  • Row S, Seats 24 & 25 (Better seating – $58 per seat)
  • Row KK, Seats 1-6 (Better seating – $58 per seat) – Promenade Box
  • Row LL, Seats 7-12 (Good seating, $37 per seat) – Promenade Box

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