Martin Kusej stages Mozart's Don Giovanni [electronic resource] / Matin Kušej, stage director ; Carl Plötzeneder, director ; Unitel.

[Place of publication not identified] : Unitel, [2007] , ©2007
Conference Name:
Salzburger Festspiele (2006 : Salzburg, Austria)
1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni.
Opera -- Production and direction -- Austria -- Salzburg.
Music rehearsals.
Don Giovanni (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)
Music rehearsals.
Opera -- Production and direction.
Austria -- Salzburg
Internet videos.
Internet videos.
German dialogue and vocals; English subtitles.
System Details:
video file
A fascinating documentary on the production of Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival in 2006. Premiered on 29 October 1787, the opera Il dissoluto punito, ossia Il Don Giovanni is assuredly one of the most perfect works of its genre. The hero, characterized by his merry wantonness, his disregard for the social order and his seductive power has given raise to a lot of divergent interpretations. Is he evil or a promethean hero? With an extreme subtelty, Mozart leaves the question unanswered, but draws a penetrating psychological portrait of this extremely complex character. On the occasion of the 250th birthday of Mozart, the Salzburg Festival produced the complete operatic works composed by the classical genius. This production of Don Giovanni stars an incredible cast made up of the greatest Mozart singers, including Thomas Hampson, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Melanie Diener, Christine Schäfer and Piotr Beczala. Excerpts from rehearsals, interviews with artists and background reports shed light on the meticulously elaborated, multi-layered concepts of the musical interpretations and stage productions.
Thomas Hampson (Don Giovanni), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Leporello), Christine Schäfer (Donna Anna), Melanie Diener (Donna Elvira), Isabel Bayrakdarian (Zerlina), Robert Lloyd (Il Commendatore), Piotr Beczala, Luca Pisaroni (Masetto) ; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor ; Wiener Philharmoniker ; Daniel Harding, conductor.
Recorded 2006 Salzburg Festival, Austria.
Vendor-supplied metadata.
Kušej, Martin, stage director, commentator.
Plötzeneder, Carl, film director.
Hampson, Thomas, singer.
D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando, singer.
Schäfer, Christine, 1965- singer.
Diener, Melanie, 1967- singer.
Bayrakdarian, Isabel, singer.
Lloyd, Robert, 1940- singer.
Beczala, Piotr, singer.
Pisaroni, Luca, 1975- singer.
Harding, Daniel, conductor.
Wiener Philharmoniker, instrumentalist.
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, singer.
Unitel Classica (Firm), production company.
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