Mozart's Don Giovanni from La Scala

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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.

Cast:

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

Comments [3]

Operavore is a wonderful service for which I am deeply grateful. The complete Don Giovanni playing at this moment is especially good, and I would like to see more complete operas.

The delay in viewing the currently playing aria is also an issue with Internet Explorer.

Since I am confident that the program for the day is known, I am puzzled why there is so much difficulty displaying the current and upcoming arias.

Thanks again for this wonderful service

Mar. 18 2012 01:26 PM
Marlies Wolf from Hartsdale, NY

Why can I hear your wonderful Operavore selections via Firefox immediately at times -- and not at all at other times -- no matter what I try? I finally got "Don Giovanni" via Safari.

When I do get the constant stream of arias etc., the identification at the top of the screen is always half hidden so it can't be read and the info given in the body copy is often delayed so you are already on the following aria by the time it is posted.

But I have nerve complaining. I am most grateful you are offering it at all!

Mar. 15 2012 07:46 PM
Tim Violette from Staten Island NY

Thank you for broadcasting a complete opera on Operavore! Suggestion: please think about playing choral masterpieces---- any operaphile wants to hear those too!

Mar. 15 2012 04:16 PM

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