Mozart: Don Giovanni / Keenlyside, DiDonato, Mackerras, Royal Opera [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 5/26/2009
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA BD7028D
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
*** This Blu-ray Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard DVD or HD DVD players. ***

Don Giovanni is one of the timeless classics of all opera. Mozart's music, and the words of his great collaborator Da Ponte, are brought to life in Francesca Zambello's engrossing production from 2002 with its rich and colourful designs by Maria Bjornson. The music is memorable, dramatic and enjoyable: from the seductive solo voices of the famous 'La ci darem la mano' to the fabulous ensemble as Don Giovanni's infatuated conquests, vengeful victims and their outraged relatives join forces for justice. And retribution does finally come to Don Giovanni, a serial womanizer and a murderer, with the searing flames of Hell ready to engulf him. Simon Keenlyside heads the outstanding cast, conducted by renowned Mozart expert Charles Mackerras.

Don Giovanni: Simon Keenlyside
Leporello: Kyle Ketelsen
Commendatore: Eric Halfvarson
Donna Anna: Marina Poplavskaya
Donna Elvira: Joyce DiDonato
Don Ottavio: Ramón Vargas
Zerlina: Miah Persson
Masetto: Robert Gleadow

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Stage Director: Francesca Zambello

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th & 12th September 2008.

Plus Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Into the Royal Opera House.
Backstage Tour.

‘Given a cast of this quality, outstanding staging opportunities, and a director of Zambello's genius, and Don Giovanni feels as if it is bursting on the world for the first time all over again. …Each role has been thought out and sharply realised by director and respective performer, and jointly make a convincing whole.’ Online Review London

Region code: 0 (all regions)
Picture: 16:9; 1080i
Sound: PCM 2.0 and 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Works on This Recording
1. Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Marina Poplavskaya (Soprano), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Kyle Ketelsen (Bass Baritone), Eric Halfvarson (Bass), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague
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