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The Giacomo Variations - John Malkovich As Mozart's Casanova

Mozart / Malkovich / Owa / Haselbock
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101570  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Florian Boesch
Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Giacomo Casanova received a doctorate as jurist, scratched along as violinist in a theatre, dabbled in the role of a lieutenant and was cofounder of France’s lottery. As an adventurer and due to his reputation as lover of innumerable women and globetrotter, he became world

famous. His memoirs from 1790, „Histoire de ma vie“, fascinate to date, and declare Casanova as symbol for the art of seduction! Michael Sturminger and Martin Haselböck adapt Casanova’s themes and create with their new chamber-opera play “The Giacomo-Variations” a dramatic and humorous rapprochement to a phenomenon. We meet Casanova – alternately played by Hollywood star
Read more John Malkovich and baritone Florian Boesch – in various exciting encounters, and are witness to his very personal retrospection on his life in the face of his approaching death. Somewhere in the midst of these encounters, bursting with desire and passion for numerous women, Casanova has to confront his biggest fear: to die, before discovering what he has lived for. The „Soundtrack“ for this exceptional play of human feelings is provided by Casanova’s contemporaries W.A. Mozart und Lorenzo Da Ponte, drawing on some of the most beautiful arias from their operatic collaborations.

John Malkovich, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Florian Boesch, Sophie Klußmann

Orchester Wiener Akademie

Conductor: Martin Haselböck
Recording Date: 2011
Place of recording: Wiener Ronacher Theater
Running Time: 139 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region Code: 0 (All)
Menu Languages NTSC: English
Subtitle Languages NTSC: German, French, English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Florian Boesch (Baritone)
Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
Period: Classical 

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