Mozart: Don Giovanni / Frizza, Papatanasiu, Remigio, D’arcangelo [blu-ray]

Release Date: 9/30/2014
Label: C Major
Catalog Number: 717504
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Number of Discs: 1

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The first of the triumvirate of Mozart’s last three superlative operas – Cosi fan Tutte (1790) and Die Zauberflöte (1791) being the others – Don Giovanni (1787) tells the tale of this legendary womanizer, already a cautionary tale of considerable merit, with the added power and weight of a brilliant musical setting by one of mankind’s greatest musical geniuses and a stunningly effective libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. This tragicomedy of the highest order cries out for the finest musical forces, voices and staging to be truly overwhelming and meaningful. The cast for this production includes Ildebrando D´Arcangelo (“doesn’t do Don Giovanni; he is the Don. Unsurpassable” 24 Ore) and Carmela Remigio (“an exceptionally passionate and tender Donna Elvira.” (La Stampa) With direction from Riccardo Frizza and one of Italy’s finest stage and set designers on hand in veteran Pier Luigi Pizzi, the course is set for a staggering night at the opera.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DON GIOVANNI
(Blu-ray Disc Version)

Don Giovanni - Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Leporello - Andrea Concetti
Il Commendatore - Enrico Giuseppe Iori
Donna Anna - Myrtò Papatanasiu
Don Ottavio - Marlin Miller
Donna Elvira - Carmela Remigio
Zerlina - Manuela Bisceglie
Masetto - William Corrò

Coro Lirico Marchigiano Vinzenzo Bellini
(chorus master: David Crescenzi)
Fondazione Orchestra Regionale delle Marche
Riccardo Frizza, conductor

Pier Luigi Pizzi, stage director, set and costume designer
Sergio Rossi, lighting designer
Roberto Maria Pizzuto, choreographer

Recorded at the Sferisterio Opera Festival, Teatro Lauro Rossi, Macerata, 2011

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 174 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (BD 50)
Works on This Recording
1. Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague
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