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Saturday, January 18, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Mozart: Don Giovanni, January 18, 2014

  

Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the Teatro di Praga  on October 29, 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed, like many of its time, as dramma giocoso, a term that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements.

This 1961 recording stars Eberhard Wachter, Joan Sutherland, Luigi Alva, Gottlob Frick, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Piero Cappuccilli and Graziella Sciutti. Carlo Maria Giulini concducts.

 

bill stars Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano and Tito Bobbi. Tullio Serafin conducts the La Scala Opera.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:09pm
Mozart: Don Giovanni BUY ; Giulini, conductor
11:00pm
11:09pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore Act 3 BUY New Philharmonia; Zubin Mehta, conductor
11:33pm
Giacommo Meyerbeer: L'africana: Mi Batti Il Cor .... O Paradiso BUY n/a; n/a, conductor
11:36pm
Leoncavallo: PagliacciI: No! Pagliaccio Non Son BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
11:40pm
Halevy: La Juive: Rachel, Quand Du Seigneur BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
11:45pm
Richard Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde: Love Duet-Act 2: O Sink Hernieder, Nacht Der Liebe...Soll Ich Lauschen? - Frida Leider/Lauritz Melchior BUY Lauritz Melchoir / Frida Leider
11:53pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:57pm
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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