Mozart/da Ponte Trilogy

Three of the greatest operas ever written were collaborations between librettist Lorenzo da Ponte and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così fan tutte. Over the next three years, the LA Phil will present the trilogy, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Frank Gehry designed last season’s Don Giovanni, followed by other iconic architects in subsequent seasons.

Così fan tutte

May 23, 25, 29, 31, 2014


The grand finale of our Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy, Così fan tutte, provides knowing insights into human nature and relationships through its glorious music and canny libretto, based on an age-old plot of “fiancée swapping.” With this incredible creative team, you can count an incomparable operatic experience.

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The Marriage of Figaro

May 17, 19, 23, 24, 2013

It was Mozart who brought Beaumarchais’ subversive French comedy (set in Seville!) to Lorenzo Da Ponte for their first collaboration. Da Ponte turned the play into a libretto in six weeks, rewriting it in poetic Italian and removing all of the original’s political references. It became one of Mozart’s greatest successes and endures as a model of what a comic opera can be, LOL funny and also profoundly wise and moving.

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Don Giovanni

May 18, 20, 24, 26, 2012

Don Giovanni Video

"Don Giovanni" Roundtable with Deborah Borda, Rodarte and Christopher Alden
Less than 24 hours before the first performance of the LA Phil's "Don Giovanni," LA Phil President and CEO Deborah Borda leads a discussion with Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte and director Christopher Alden about the process of mounting the MAY 2012 production of Mozart's much-beloved opera with set installations by architect Frank Gehry

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With all three operas conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the epic Three-year Mozart/ Da Ponte Trilogy begins with the masterful dramedy Don Giovanni, featuring costumes by Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy and stage design by architect Frank Gehry.