Nathalie Stutzmann Leads Metropolitan Opera’s New Productions of ‘Don Giovanni’ & ‘Die Zauberflöte’

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera is set to close out its 2022–23 season with two Mozart works in new productions.

The productions will be “Don Giovanni” with Ivo van Hove directing and “Die Zauberflöte” with Simon McBurney directing.

“Don Giovanni,” which will be performed between May 5 and June 2, will star Peter Mattei in the title role, Adam Plachetka, Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, Ying Fang, Ben Bliss, Alfred Walker, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, and Dmitry Belosselskiy. Soprano Andrea Caroll sings Zerlina during the June 2 performance. Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut.

Meanwhile “Die Zauberflöte,” which will be performed between May 9 and June 10, will also be conducted by Stutzmann. Gareth Morrell conducts the May 27 performance.

The cast includes Erin Morley, Kathryn Lewek, Lawrence Brownlee, Brenton Ryan, Thomas Oliemans, Harold Wilson, and Stephen Milling.

The May 20 performance of “Don Giovanni” and June 3 performance of “Die Zauberflöte” will be transmitted to cinemas worldwide as part of the company’s “The Met: Live in HD” series. Meanwhile, the May 5 and May 9 performances of “Don Giovanni” and the May 19 and May 25 performances of “Die Zauberflöte” will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM Channel 355.