Episode #3

October 29, 1787: The Premiere of Don Giovanni in Prague

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

With his own Don Giovanni, Mozart attains his maturity and writes a masterpiece that dominates opera forever afterward, echoing in Wagner and beyond.

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Comments [3]

marilyn rey from Cambria Heights, NY

Well, you hopped around a lot in the opera--great if Don G is one's first, second, or third favorite opera in the whole world. If not, the program would be hard to follow especially as the announcer implied that after the overture, the opera opens with Don G with donna Anna followed by the sword fight followed by the trio for three bass voices. Whatever happened to Leporello's aria? But, patience, patience, at the very end of the program, we get overture followed by notte e giorno and thus turn off the radio with a happy smile.

Jun. 26 2011 06:26 PM
Peter Gross from new york

hey, what a brilliant, brilliant talk! Loved the idea of Don G committing suicide over 3 acts, the links to Freud and Kierkegaard - this makes up for much of the cheesy music you play so often

Jun. 21 2011 10:57 PM
Todd A. Peperkorn from Kenosha, Wisconsin

Sang the commandant last year. Unbelievable music.

Jun. 14 2011 10:09 PM

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