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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Bruscantini, Ghiaurov, Kraus

Release Date: 02/08/2011 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 7080   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sesto BruscantiniAlfredo KrausWalter MonachesiOlivera Miljakovic,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra RomeItalian Radio Chorus Rome
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This 1970 live Don Giovanni is an odd performance, not altogether satisfying, but with much to offer. Nicolai Ghiaurov is in his most luxurious voice as the Don, and if his interpretation is not subtle, well, who says it's supposed to be? Sesto Bruscantini is a fine foil for him as Leporello, savoring the text and singing with great style. Alfredo Kraus' Don Ottavio is very classy indeed; his many fans will surely need this set. Gundula Janowitz is an odd choice for Donna Anna since passion is one of the few emotions her silvery, fluttery sound is incapable of, but she can be very impressive in a foreign sort of way. The Zerlina is pretty mediocre and the others are simply okay. Carlo Maria Giulini leads the somewhat wayward but Read more always willing Rome forces in a good show."

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sesto Bruscantini (Bass Baritone), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Walter Monachesi (Bass),
Olivera Miljakovic (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano),
Dimiter Petkov (Bass), Sena Jurinac (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1970 
Venue:  Live  Rome, Italy 
Language: Italian 

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