At night Leporello, Don Giovannis servant, grumbles in front of
Commendatores palace. Soon the masked Don appears, followed by
Anna, the Commendatores daughter, whom he has tried to seduce.
Commendatore appears to help her daughter, Anna runs away, and
Giovanni kills the father. Anna now returns with her fiancé, Don
her father dead, she makes Ottavio swear vengeance on the
At dawn, Donna Elvira appears, whom Don Giovanni once seduced.
escapes from the scene, while Leporello distracts her by
reciting his masters long
catalogue of conquests. Peasants arrive, celebrating the
nuptials of their friends,
Zerlina and Masetto. When Don Giovanni enters again, he pursues
angering the groom, who is removed by Leporello. The Don tries
Zerlina, but Elvira interrupts him, and brings Zerlina away.
Elvira returns again
to denounce Giovanni as a seducer, and Anna now in mourning and
enter. Declaring Elvira mad, Giovanni leads her off. Anna
realizes that Giovanni is
her fathers murderer.
Outside the palace, Zerlina successfully begs Masetto to forgive
infidelity. Masetto hides when Don Giovanni appears, and emerges
shadows as Giovanni corners again Zerlina. The three enter the
Elvira, Anna and Ottavio arrive wearing masks and are invited to
the feast by
During the festivities, Leporello entices Masetto into the dance
as Giovanni draws
Zerlina out of the room. When the girl cries for help, Giovanni
tries to blame
Leporello. But no one is convinced; Elvira, Anna and Ottavio
confront Giovanni, who eventually escapes.
Giovanni exchanges cloaks with Leporello to make the servant woo
instead of him. The Don serenades Elviras maid. When Masetto
passes with a
band of armed peasants to take revenge on Giovanni, the
disguised rake beats
up Masetto. Zerlina tenderly consoles her betrothed.
In a passageway, Elvira and Leporello are surprised by Anna,
Ottavio, Zerlina and
Masetto, who threaten Leporello mistaking him for the master.
unmasks and escapes. When Anna departs, Ottavio affirms his
confidence in their
love. Zerlina wants to take revenge on Leporello. Elvira,
frustrated at her second
betrayal by the Don, voices her rage.
Leporello meets his master in a cemetery, where a voice warns
Giovanni of his
doom. This is the statue of the Commendatore. The Don makes
Leporello invite the
statue for dinner. When the servant reluctantly stammers an
In her home, Anna, still in mourning, puts off Ottavios offer of
marriage until her
father is avenged.
Leporello is serving Giovannis dinner when Elvira rushes in,
begging the Don to
reform. But he waves her out contemptuously. The Commendatores
Giovanni refuses his warnings to repent, even in the face of
death. Flames engulf
him, and the sinner is dragged to hell. The other figures plan
their future and
recite the moral: such is the fate of a wrongdoer.