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Mozart: Don Giovanni / De Billy, Drabowicz, Gens

Mozart / Drabowicz / Kocherga / Schorg
Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 921  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wojciech DrabowiczKwangchul YounRegina SchörgVéronique Gens,   ... 
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Wojtek Drabowicz, Kwanchul Youn, Regina Schörg Véronique Gens, Marcel Reijans, Anatoly Kocherga Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Chamber Choir of the Palau de Ia MUsica Catalana Bertrand de Billy! Stage Director Calixto Bieito

Calixto Bieito’s famously controversial 2002 production of Mozart’s great opera sets the action in the late twentieth century and brings to life an ancient story brilliantly retold. Bertrand de Billy conducts an energetic cast led by Wojtek Drabowicz in the title role, with the Liceu’s Orchestra Academy.

‘A fully rounded piece of work... Coherent production, perfectly staged, impeccable singers.’ El Periodico

Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Read more Sound Format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Running Time: 152 min
Region Code: All region
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/CA

R E V I E W S:

‘The staging thrills and fills the main character with humanity... Musically much better than the London version — Véronique Gens makes a wonderful Donna Elvira. confident, strong, perfect both in her singing and acting.’ --El Pais

‘The production retains its frenzied pace, the action evolving in a bare A/tons F/ores set. This is a bleak west/and where illicit actions go undetected, the home turf of Wojtek Drabowicz’s tall, haughty Don Giovanni. This Don is less the working class anti-hem and more the yuppie hedonist with too much time and morley on his hands.’ --Plays International

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Works on This Recording

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Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wojciech Drabowicz (Baritone), Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Regina Schörg (Soprano),
Véronique Gens (Soprano), Marcel Reijans (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 

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