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After the success of Così fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro, René Jacobs' CD recording of this centrepiece of the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy offered us his reflections on Classical opera and garnered serious acclaim worldwide. Performed at the Innsbruck festival in August 2006 and filmed in Baden-Baden, this production is nourished by his thoughts on Don Giovanni as taboo-breaker but still respects Mozart's intentions as closely as possible.
In the documentary Looking for Don Giovanni, the director Nayo Titzin follows the creation of this production in the search for musical truth. A blu-ray version will be released later this year.
“The sets are extremely simple, the voices not powerful but fresh, and there's a spontaneity about most of the show.”
“The Lacroix-dressed cast in Innsbruck performed as a true ensemble. Johannes Weisser was an energetic Giovanni, Marcos Fink a huge hit as the hapless Leporello. Alexandrina Pendatchanska fully inhabited the role of Elvira and Sunhae Im was a remarkable Zerlina, bringing a touch of wiliness to the character’s vulnerability.”
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