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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Terfel, Fleming, Levine, et al

Mozart / Terfel / Fleming / Mooc / Levine
Release Date: 05/10/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000405109  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sergej KopcakSolveig KringelbornRenée FlemingFerruccio Furlanetto,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mozart’s darkest operatic masterpiece with a superb cast featuring Renée Fleming and Bryn Terfel, masterfully conducted by James Levine with Franco Zeffirelli’s beautiful staging.

“A very special night at the opera . . . the kind of true theatre that opera in general … does not often approach. “ The New York Times, 2000

Bryn Terfel, giving his first Don Giovanni at the MET, received rave reviews for both his singing and his dramatic performance – as the Los Angeles Times puts it: “Terfel is exquisite as the Don, raping and pillaging his way through Europe: His voice, diction and acting are perhaps the best in the role since Cesare Siepi.”

Renée Fleming proves to be the perfect match to
Read more Terfel with her telling characterization of Donna Anna – the Boston Herald wrote: “Thank heaven for Fleming . . . she easily walks away with the evening. She looks great, sounds greater and delivers the greatest ‘Non mi dir’ . . . in memory, filling it with all the pain of unfulfilled and conflicted passion that’s just below the music’s surface.”

Zeffirelli’s production from 1990 has an unashamed theatricality, with painted skyscapes, outsize columns and a glimpse of hell at the end straight from the world of 18th-century theatre – the staging was partially renewed to open the 2000 season

Features include
• Superb picture quality
• Improved audio quality and two surround sound options
• PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
• Additional content and bonus material: picture gallery, DVD trailer, DVD catalogue section and web link
• Subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish and Chinese

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Works on This Recording

Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sergej Kopcak (Bass), Solveig Kringelborn (Soprano), Renée Fleming (Soprano),
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Paul Groves (Tenor), Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano),
Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), John Relyea (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Venue:  Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

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 An excellent production of this great opera April 15, 2012 By gwenn f. (PICKERING, ON) See All My Reviews "I love Mozart's operas & this production with Bryn Terfel,Renee Fleming,etc... is so enjoyable to watch & hear,that I want to do an encore almost right away... I enjoy it all the more while using the English subtitles to follow the story ... I would especially recommend it to people who are not sure if opera is their thing... How can they not appreciate the music & storyline from beginning to end?" Report Abuse
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