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Saturday, January 14, 2017 Permalink

At The Opera, Mozart: Don Giovanni, January 14, 2017


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 (now called the Estates Theatre) 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.

EMI recording 1959

Conductor – Carlo Maria Giulini


Eberhard Wächter – Don Giovanni          

Giuseppe Taddei - Leporello

Joan Sutherland - Donna Anna

Luigi Alva – Don Ottavio

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – Donna Elvira

Graziella Sciutti - Zerlina

Piero Cappuccilli - Masetto

Gottlob Frick - Commendatore


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:14 p.m.
Mozart: Don Giovanni BUY ; Giulini, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:16 p.m.
Verdi: Aïda, Act 2: "Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside" (Chorus, Priests) BUY ; Antonio Pappano, conductor
11:43 p.m.
Verdi: Nabucco - L'empio - Anch'io dischiuso un giorno (Abigaille) BUY La Scala; Gavazzeni, conductor

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