Mozart - Don Giovanni (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7152D

Mozart - Don Giovanni (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7152D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st September 2014

Contents

Artists

Mariusz Kwiecien
Alex Esposito
Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Veronique Gens
Antonio Poli
Malin Bystrom
Elizabeth Watts
Dawid Kimberg
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Nicola Luisotti

Works

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Don Giovanni, K527

Artists

Mariusz Kwiecien
Alex Esposito
Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Veronique Gens
Antonio Poli
Malin Bystrom
Elizabeth Watts
Dawid Kimberg
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Nicola Luisotti

About

Mozart’s sublime tragic comedy offers boundless scope for directors, and Kasper Holten has chosen it to follow his directorial debut of Eugene Onegin. He wanted to shift the emphasis from Don Giovanni’s sex life into a darker place, showing Giovanni’s womanizing as an attempt to stave off his own mortality. Each woman he seduces represents a life he could have had. Though it is a dark piece, Holten handles it with a light touch and works with a superb cast – Mariusz Kwiecien, one of the world’s leading Don Giovannis, Alex Esposito, a fresh, vigorous Leporello, and acclaimed French soprano Véronique Gens.

Set designs including innovative use of projections are by Es Devlin (most recently at the Royal Opera House with Les Troyens.

Cast:
- Don Giovanni: Mariusz Kwiecien
- Leporello: Alex Esposito
- Commendatore: Alexander Tsymbalyuk
- Donna Elvira: Véronique Gens
- Don Ottavio: Antonio Poli
- Donna Anna: Malin Byström
- Zerlina: Elizabeth Watts
- Masetto: Dawid Kimberg

Director: Kasper Holten

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, February 2014

Extra features: Introduction, Don Giovanni's Women, Director's commentary and a cast gallery.

"Holten directs meticulously: the staging has been rehearsed with exceptional thoughtfulness and attention to detail." - The Daily Telegraph

"With a cast that could not be bettered today allied to an insightful if sometimes idiosyncratic staging, this is a Don Giovanni that is never boring, often thrilling, and demands to be seen." - Seen and Heard International

Running time: 187 minutes
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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