Mozart's Don Giovanni from La Scala
Airs on Operavore Thursday at 4 pm, Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 1 pm
Thursday, March 15, 2012
If ever a story fell right into a composer's wheelhouse, Mozart's Don Giovanni would be the one. It's hard to imagine a more complex weave of antic comedy, shocking violence and emotional betrayals than Lorenzo da Ponte's incisive adaptation of the Don Juan legend -- or a composer better equipped to handle it than Mozart.
Presented from La Scala in Milan with conductor Daniel Barenboim leading the La Scala Orchestra and Chorus.
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Don Giovanni: Peter Mattei
Donna Anna: Anna Netrebko
Donna Elvira: Barbara Frittoli
Leporello: Bryn Terfel
Don Ottavio: Giuseppe Filianoti
Zerlina: Anna Prohaska
Masetto: Stefan Kocan
Commendatore: Kwangchul Youn