Who conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni?

Lorenzo Da Ponte

Don Giovanni
Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte
Language Italian
Based on The legend of Don Juan
Premiere 29 October 1787 Estates Theatre, Prague

Did Mozart write the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered?

Mozart’s Midnight Masterpiece: The Composition of “Don Giovanni’s” Overture. Despite a few drinks in his system, or perhaps because of them, Mozart managed to compose a masterful overture the night before “Don Giovanni’s” premiere.

Who commissioned Don Giovanni?

Around New Year’s of 1787, Mozart was welcomed to Prague like few others before him. He heard a production of Figaro _and conducted a second one. The premiere on January 13, 1787, was such a success that the impresario Bondini immediately commissioned an opera to be performed the following autumn.

Who wrote the Don Giovanni libretto?

Lorenzo da Ponte

Don Giovanni, in full The Libertine Punished; or, Don Giovanni, Italian Il dissoluto punito; ossia, il Don Giovanni, opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Italian libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte) that premiered at the original National Theatre in Prague on October 29, 1787.

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.

What song did Mozart write a day?

Requiem (Mozart)

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr
Mozart in 1782
Key D minor
Catalogue K. 626

Did Mozart write pieces last minute?

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.