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Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Diana Damrau (Donna Anna), Joyce DiDonato (Donna Elvira), Rolando Villazón (Don Ottavio), Mojca Erdmann (Zerlina), Konstantin Wolff (Masetto), Vitalij Kowaljow (Commendatore)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

D'Arcangelo's full bass allows this Giovanni to register as a vocal heavyweight, a dominant male who's also an expert seducer...Nézet-Séguin supplies plenty of character, with effective tempos... More…

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3 CDs

($34.25) $25.50

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This release includes a digital booklet

Joan Sutherland (Donna Anna), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Donna Elvira), Eberhard Wächter (Don Giovanni), Giuseppe Taddei (Leporello), Gottlob Frick (Il Commendatore), Luigi Alva (Don Ottavio), Piero Cappuccilli (Masetto), Graziella Sciutti (Zerlina), Heinrich Schmidt (harpsichord)

Philharmonia...

On CD the classic Giulini EMI set, lovingly remastered, sets the standard by which all other recordings have come to be judged. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, as Elvira, emerges as a dominant figure... More…

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3 CDs

($22.25) $15.50

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This release includes a digital booklet

Eberhard Wächter, Joan Sutherland, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gabriella Sciutti, Luigi Alva, Gottlob Frick

Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Although this set is over 40 years old, none of its successors is as skilled in capturing the piece's drama so unerringly. It has always been most recommendable and Giulini captures all the work's... More…

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This release includes a digital booklet

Rodney Gilfry (Don Giovanni), Luba Orgonasova (Anna), Charlotte Margiono (Elvira), Eirian James (Zerlina), Christoph Prégardien (Don Ottavio), Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (Leporello), Julian Clarkson (Masetto), Andrea Silvestrelli (Commendatore)

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Gardiner's set has a great deal to commend it.
The recitative is sung with exemplary care over pacing so that it sounds as it should, like heightened and vivid conversation, often to electrifying... More…

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3 CDs

($46.00) $34.50

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No digital booklet included

Cesare Siepi (Don Giovanni), Suzanne Danco (Donna Anna), Lisa della Casa (Donna Elvira), Fernando Corena (Leporello), Anton Dermota (Don Ottavio), Hilde Gueden (Zerlina), Walter Berry (Masetto), Kurt Böhme (Il Commendatore)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Wiener Staatsopernchor, Josef Krips

A 1955 classic that still captivates thanks to Krips's darkly dramatic atmosphere and a ripe Viennese cast headed by Siepi's richly Italianate seducer, sardonic Corena and the brilliant Della... More…

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No digital booklet included