Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Opus Arte: OA0958D

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Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OA0958D

Discs:

2

Release date:

1st Sept 2006

Barcode:

0809478009580

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all

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Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Stage Director Lluis Pasqual


Carlos Álvarez, Alfred Reiter, María Bayo, José Bros, Sonia Ganassi, Lorenzo Regazzo, Antonio López & José Moreno

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real & Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Víctor Pablo Pérez

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 208 Mins
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“Updating is more or less de rigueur in today's operatic circles and Madrid once again comes up with the goods in a wholly plausible re-siting of Giovanni to 1940s Spain. The transfer of the various scenes is by and large convincing and Lluis Pasquel's perceptive ideas about the characters illuminate afresh the familiar story, with the opera's saturnine side very much to the fore.
Carlos Álvarez, a Giovanni recalling in voice George London in the part, wholly dominates this opera with a nasty, driven reading of the lecher and bully. Like London, he sings with dark-hued intensity throughout. His must be the best Don about today. By his side is Lorenzo Regazzo as Leporello: he proves a wonderfully resourceful actor and singer, and a proper alter ego to his master. Their enactment of the cemetery scene is masterly in all respects.
José Bros is a concerned Ottavio, whose longbreathed 'Il mio tesoro' is a wonder. Much the most exciting of the female singers is Sonia Ganassi's deeply felt, urgently sung Elvira, her 'Mi tradì' a bravura performance. María Bayo seems over-parted and uninteresting as Anna, and the Zerlina is ordinary, as is her Masetto.
Underlining the whole venture is the keenly shaped, fast-moving musical direction of Victor Pablo Pérez, a conductor obviously worth watching. Speeds are on the fast side, welcome in this long work and well tailored to the cast.
The Madrid Symphony is its customary alert self. The same can be said for Robin Lough's video direction.”

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