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Mozart: Don Giovanni Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

 

  • Don Giovanni is one of the timeless classics of all opera. Mozart’s music and the words of his greatest collaborator, Da Ponte, are brought to life in Francesca Zambello’s engrossing production for The Royal Opera, with rich and colourful designs by Maria Björnson. With a sensational cast including Simon Keenlyside, Marina Poplavskaya, Joyce DiDonato and Kyle Ketelsen, and acclaimed conductor Charles Mackerras interpreting Mozart’s score, this is an exceptional performance.

    Also available on DVD and as part of a Blu-ray box-set

    Don Giovanni: Simon Keenlyside
    Leporello: Kyle Ketelsen
    Commendatore: Eric Halfvarson
    Donna Anna: Marina Poplavskaya
    Donna Elvira: Joyce DiDonato
    Don Ottavio: Ramón Vargas
    Zerlina: Miah Persson
    Masetto: Robert Gleadow

    Royal Opera Chorus
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Charles Mackerras
    Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Francesca Zambello
    Set and Costume Designs: Maria Björnson
    Lighting Design: Paul Pyant
    Original Choreography: Stephen Mear
    Fight Director: William Hobbs
    Associate Director and Revival Choreography: Duncan Macfarland 

    Plus: Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery; Into the Royal Opera House; Backstage Tour; Antonio Pappano in Conversation with Charles Mackerras and Francesca Zambello

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: 5.1 DTS Surround / 2.0 PCM Stereo
    Format: Blu-ray
    Region code: All Regions
    Running time: 202 mins 
    Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT



  • "If one of the cast it to be named above the rest, that should be Joyce DiDonato, an outstandingly accomplished Elvira, brilliantly projected, interestingly conceived, her singing concentrated in tone. Miah Persson is an adorable Zerlina, and I liked what she and others were encouraged to do by way of vocal ornamentation."
     Gramophone

    "Sir Charles Mackerras conducts an incandescent Overture which kindles the brilliance, clarity and indefatigable energy of his music direction throughout. This film powerfully captures the fiery essence of Francesco Zambello's production...Zambello makes Simon Keenlyside's harsh and diabolical Don Giovanni and Kyle Ketelsen's embittered Leporello a double-act of deadly dependency." BBC Music Magazine