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Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Underlying his audacity and unrelenting passion for women, it is God and society that Don Giovanni rails against and defies.This is the cause of his downfall and swift punishment. Mozart’s opera – a drama giocoso or joyous drama – expresses all this with unrepressed power. Lorenzo da Ponte's brilliant libretto is an adaptation of the play by Tirso de Molina, which also inspired Molière's Don Juan. However, it is Mozart’s music, starting with the overture, that gives the work its metaphysical dimension, making the work much more than a simple story. Don Giovanni is the quintessential example of Mozart's genius, where the best and worst of human nature are on display, where the tragic and the grotesque, the sublime and the ridiculous are combined in the pursuit of the most spiritual and earthly desires. All of this comes together in the most beautiful music ever written, to the point that Richard Wagner would claim Don Giovanni is "the opera of all operas".
Erwin Schrott: Don Giovanni | Giacomo Prestia: Il Commendatore | Patrizia Ciofi: Donna Anna | Maxim Mironov: Don Ottavio | Sonya Yoncheva : Donna Elvira | Adrian Sampetrean : Leporello | Fernando Javier Radó: Masetto | Loriana Castellano: Zerlina | Chorus of the Monte-Carlo Opera Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Direction: Paolo Arrivabeni Staging: Jean-Louis Grinda | Sets and costumes: Rudy Sabounghi | Lighting: Laurent Castaingt | Choirmaster: Stefano Visconti
Production compagny : Wahoo production
Coproduction compagny : Opéra de Monte-Carlo, with the participation of France Televisions and Medici.tv
Running Time : 1x180'
Production Year : 2015
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HDCAM