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Mozart | Don Giovanni – Vienna Staatsoper

  • Release date: 1999

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Don Giovanni, K527
An opera in 3 acts, based on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Artists

Don Giovanni – Carlos Álvarez
Donna Anna – Adrianne Pieczonka
Donna Elvira – Anna Caterina Antonacci
Zerlina – Angelika Kirchschlager
Don Ottavio – Michael Schade
Leporello – Ildebrando d’Arcangelo
Il Commendatore – Franz-Josef Selig
Masetto – Lorenzo Regazzo

Chorus and Orchestra of The Vienna State Opera
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Roberto De Simone, director
Nicola Ruvertelli, set designer

 

Label: Arthaus Musik 2009 (re-release), TDK 2005 (original)
Catalogue No: 107101
Live Recording from The Theater An Der Wien, 1999
Running Time: 173 mins
Subtitle Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

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Description

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 flow 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.

Reviews

“Adrianne Pieczonka as Donna Anna, the wronged woman, is exquisite. Particularly engaging is her lower ranges, e.g., in Non me dir. In her last scene with Michael Schade as Don Ottavio, Pieczonka is gentle, smooth and a delight for the ear.”

January 17, 2006

“Adrianne Pieczonka is a strong Anna, with an even range and a true Mozartian style. Her “Non mi dir” has everything; throughout the opera her power and sensitivity go hand-in-hand.”

Classics Today, December 2005

“Adrianne Pieczonka matches pathos with accuracy, speed permitting, as Anna.”

Opera News, September 2005

“Adrianne Pieczonka as Donna Anna [presents] a forcefully drawn, well-focused performance.”

Fanfare, November-December 2005