Happy birthday, Lorenzo da Ponte

In honor of librettist Lorenzo da Ponte’s 265th birthday today, catch Oren as Leporello performing the famous “Catalogue Aria” in this excerpt from San Francisco Opera’s Don Giovanni. Of this 2007 performance, San Francisco Classical Voice wrote, “Oren Gradus’ Leporello is the perfect foil to [Mariusz] Kwiecien’s Don Giovanni. Gradus always maintains his dignity, even when he’s terrified in the closing scenes, never becoming abjectly servile or, worse, a buffoon.”