Notes and Editorial Reviews
Peter Sellars’ recent productions of Mozart, set in contemporary America, are probably the most radical and iconoclastic opera stagings of our time. Mr. Sellars is widely regarded as the most exciting director at work on the international theatre and opera scene today; his past success include’s the landmark opera Nixon in China.
This special program gives viewers a revealing look at Sellar’s controversial Productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte. Sellars has stunned the music world with his unconventional approach to these musical masterpieces by setting them in the South Bronx, Trump Tower and a Long Island diner, Respectively.
Featured are extended, fully subtitled film excerpts
from the operas, as well as insightful interviews with Sellars and his talented collaborators.
Directed by: Andrea Simon
Produced by: Andrea Simon and Bill Stitt
Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 57 minutes
Format: NTSC, 4.3 Full Screen, Dolby 2.0
Subtitles: English Read less
Works on This Recording
Don Giovanni, K 527: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria
Così fan tutte, K 588: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria
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