Name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Don Giovanni"
Original name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Directed by: Phlipp Himmelmann, Jeremie Cuvillier
Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock
Cast: Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni), Anna Netrebko (Donna Anna), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Malena Ernman (Donna Elvira), Charles Castronovo (Don Ottavio), Mario Luperi (Commendatore), Datija Dragojevic (Zerlina), Jonathan Lemalu (Masetto), Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble
Philipp Himmelmann's staging of Don Giovanni boasts a star cast, Erwin Schrott performs in his signature role alongside Anaa Netrebko. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung states "Netrebko's voice has continued to grow in depth; its charisma and verve are still unparalleled. She gives a superlative performance of Donna Anna's great arias and pervades this character with truth, poetry and drama: an Anna who - as if she were a sister of Isolde - loves to the point of death. Thomas Hengelbrock, who is tasked with blending this dream voice with his Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, does so with an astounding romanticised reading of Mozart, almost in the spirit of the 19th century, (...) as if he has to make time stand still: linger, right now! "
A live recording from the Festspielhaus Baden Baden on May 23rd 2013.
Issued: UK | Sony Music