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New York City Opera's 'Don Giovanni'

Tenors are noble, pure and heroic, and get the soprano, if she has not tragically expired before the final curtain.  But baritones are born villains in opera. Always the heavy and never the hero.”
—Leonard Warren      


(dedicated to all my new tenor friends in cyberspace–Twitter, Everyday Opera, et. al)


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don’t quote me…

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni


Basses in opera are good only as cuckold husbands, priests, and doges. The baritones are the real lovers, the real Don Giovannis.

—Arturo Toscanini

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