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Saturday, April 12, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Mozart: Don Giovanni

  

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.

 

 

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07pm
Verdi: La forza del destino BUY ; Levine, conductor
11:00pm
11:23pm
Wagner: Die Walkure: Leb' Wohl, Du Kuhnes, Herrliches Kind! BUY from George London - The Singers; composed by Wagner
11:42pm
Verdi: Otello: Dio Ti Giocondi - Mario Lanza/Licia Albanese BUY RCA; Ray Sinatra, conductor Mario Lanza
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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