Opera Matinee: Don Giovanni
Georgia Mann presents Mozart's Don Giovanni, recorded at the Teatro Regio, Turin, starring Carlos Alvarez, Erika Grimaldi and Mirco Palazzi. Daniele Rustioni conducts.
Georgia Mann presents Mozart's Don Giovanni recorded this summer at the Teatro Regio, Turin starring Carlos Álvarez, Erika Grimaldi & Mirco Palazzi. Daniele Rustioni conducts.
After the enormous success of The Marriage of Figaro, one of the managers of Prague’s Nostitz Theatre commissioned Mozart for another work. He wanted to work with the librettist Da Ponte again who, captivated by the story of Don Juan, was happy to oblige. The action follows the adventures of the roguish, womanising Giovanni, mixing comedy, tragedy and drama with the supernatural as his acts of betrayal and even murder finally catch up with him.
Mozart: Don Giovanni K.527
Don Giovanni, a nobleman.....Carlos Álvarez, baritone
Donna Anna, a noblewoman.....Erika Grimaldi, soprano
Donna Elvira, Giovanni's scorned lover.....Carmela Remigio, soprano
Don Ottavio, Donna Anna's fiancé.....Juan Francisco Gatell, tenor
Leporello, Don Giovanni's manservant.....Mirco Palazzi, bass
Zerlina, a peasant girl.....Rocío Ignacio, soprano
Masetto, Zerlina's fiancé.....Fabio Maria Capitanucci, bass
Il Commendatore, Donna Anna's father.....Gianluca Buratto, bass
Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Regio, Turin
Daniele Rustioni, conductor
This afternoon's broadcast is the second in a trilogy of Mozart's Da Ponte operas: next Thursday we’ll hear Così fan tutte performed by Les Musiciens du Louvre & Marc Minkowski