- Don Giovanni, K527
Performed by Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni), Anna Netrebko (Donna Anna), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), and Malena Ernman (Donna Elvira), with the Balthasar-Neumann-Orchestra, Balthasar-Neumann-Choir, Thomas Hengelbrock conducting.
This is a live recording of Don Giovanni from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in Germany, featuring the ‘Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensdemble’, conducted and directed by Thomas Hengelbrock.
Erwin Schrott performed his most celebrated role, Don Giovanni, joined by a stellar cast of singers –Anna Netrebko, Luca Pisaroni, and Malena Ernman.
BBC Music Magazine, January 2015, wrote the following:
“[Schrott, as Don Giovanni] looks wonderful, is a natural and extraordinarily gifted actor, and has so much sinister charm that one understands why no woman can resist him. He has a rich voice, with many subtle shades. This is a definitive account [of the title-role].”
The performance of this Mozart masterpiece is always a challenge; it requires great acting, top – notch singers, and the ability of the cast to communicate a set of complex emotions that are based on deceit, sexuality, murder, and revenge.
Here is Anna Netrebko singing “Or sai chi l’onore” from Don Giovanni by Mozart:
And next, here is Erwin Schrott, singing the delightful aria “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” that declares Don Giovanni’s many female conquests, from Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni:
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