Simon Keenlyside, Kyle Ketelson, Eric Hallvarson, Marina Poplavaskaya, Joyce DiDonato, Ramon Vargas, Miah Persson, and Robert Glendow star in this Royal Opera production of the Mozart opera conducted by Charles Mackerras on 2 discs.
Simon Keenlyside,Joyce DiDonato
Don Giovanni is one of the timeless classics of all opera. Mozart's music, and the words of his great collaborator Da Ponte, are brought to life in Francesca Zambello's engrossing production from 2002 with its rich and colourful designs by Maria Bjornson. The music is memorable, dramatic and enjoyable: from the seductive solo voices of the famous 'La ci darem la mano' to the fabulous ensemble as Don Giovanni's infatuated conquests, vengeful victims and their outraged relatives join forces for justice. And retribution does finally come to Don Giovanni, a serial womanizer and a murderer, with the searing flames of Hell ready to engulf him. Simon Keenlyside heads the outstanding cast, conducted by renowned Mozart expert Charles Mackerras.