Set Design by Nicola Rubertelli & Costume Design by Zaira De Vicentiis.
For his production of “ Don Giovanni“ at the Vienna International Festival (Wiener Festwochen), Roberto de Simone does not want to follow in the footsteps of other directors who modernise the design and add something that did not exist in Mozart’s original. He sends Don Giovanni on a journey through time to revisit the centuries that the character lived through starting with the original costume of the 16th century and ending in the 19th century. Don Giovanni changes garments but is still the same legend and archetype. Something similar can be said for his accompanying antagonist, Donna Elvira. De Simone succeeds in sticking to the fl ow of the plot and to the music, in which the soloists and Riccardo Muti’s state opera orchestra have a crucial part. Muti spiritedly conducts with a sense for style and gives the singers room to shine. In the baroque ambiance of the theatre on the river Wien, we experience a “Don Giovanni“ in a unique unity of theatrical pretence and top-rate musical performance.
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC
Picture Format: 16:9
Running Time: 173 mins
Subtitle Languages: GB, DE, FR, ES, IT
Region Code: 0
Carlos Álvarez (Don Giovanni), Adrianne Pieczonka (Donna Anna), Anna Caterina Antonacci (Donna Elvira), Angelika Kirchschlager (Zerlina), Michael Schade (Don Ottavio), Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (Leporello), Franz-Josef Selig (Il Commendatore), Lorenzo Regazzo (Masetto)
Chorus and Orchestra of The Vienna State Opera, Riccardo Muti (conductor) & Roberto De Simone (director)