- Don Giovanni, K527
While I love to go to live concerts, my attendance at Operas is largely reserved for performances of the Mozart Operas, which I have seen since age 14.
This two-DVD recording is done with the following cast: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni), Anett Fritsch (Elvira),Tomasz Konieczny (Il Commendatore), Lenneke Ruiten (Donna Anna), Andrew Staples (Don Ottavio), Valentina Naforniţa (Zerlina), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Alessio Arduini (Masetto) Supported by the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Philharmonia Chor Wien, Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).
The first D – minor chords of this famous Opera thunder ominously from the orchestra pit, while on the stage, the entrance hall of an elegant hotel appears, symbolic of a place of questionable encounters. Luxury seeps from every pore of the stairs, galleries and mysterious doors – the perfect place for Don Giovanni’s exercises in seduction of his ladies.
Here is Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in Mozart’s Don Giovanni:
And here is Luca Pisaroni who sings the famous ‘Madamina, il catalogo è questo’:
I love this music, and the crazy tale…