What is Don Giovanni really the story of?

Mozart’s outrageous comedy tells the tale of an incorrigible young playboy who blazes a path to his own destruction in a single day. Based on the story of Don Juan, Don Giovanni follows an irresistible (yet irresponsible and amoral) youth who is loved by women almost as universally as he loves them.

What famous story is Don Giovanni based on?

The legend of Don Juan

Don Giovanni
Other title {Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni
Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte
Language Italian
Based on The legend of Don Juan

What inspired Mozart to write Don Giovanni?

“Don Giovanni” was commissioned right after Mozart’s highly successful trip to Prague in 1787. Da Ponte based the libretto on Giovanni Bertati’s version for a former opera titled “Don Giovanni Tenorio.” He was also highly influenced by Bertati’s idea of opening the Opera with the assassination of the Commendatore.

Why is Don Giovanni so famous?

Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ : NPR. Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ Many have called Don Giovanni the finest opera ever composed. Mozart’s classic is a brilliant combination of stark human tragedy and touching comedy, set to music of limitless genius. It’s heard in a new production from Houston Grand Opera.

What happened to Don Giovanni at the end of the opera?

What happens to Don Giovanni at the end of the opera? He is dragged down to his death by the Commendatore.

What is the message of Don Giovanni?

The implicit message is that he does not feel deeply. Critics moralize that Don Giovanni does not go to Hell—he is in Hell.