Genre(s):
Opera
Period(s):
Classical (1750-1830)
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C846153D
Barcode:
4011790846323
Release Date:
03/2017
Available Format(s):
CD

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Even at the big opera houses it’s a real stroke of luck if a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni doesn’t just have a charismatic Don, but a whole ensemble that’s able to exert its magnetism over the assembled audience (and who thus manage not to follow the Don’s example – after all, his attempts at conquest go awry throughout the opera, with only the memories of earlier conquests remaining). This rare constellation – having an engaging title hero whose gifts are matched by the objects of his passion – in fact came about in 1973 at the Munich Opera Festival. Ruggero Raimondi was in his early 30s at the time and his unmistakeable, agile, irresistible bass-baritone voice veritably conquered the Bavarian State Opera. In the process he established himself as the Don Giovanni of his generation. But while he was the centre of attention, he was by no means the only sensation of the production. With Margaret Price as Donna Anna, Julia Varady as Donna Elvira and Lucia Popp as Zerlina he was faced with a trio of sopranos who in their individual arias and in their numerous, tricky ensemble numbers turned the evening into a musical feast – as we can now hear in this live recording of the opening night. In the midst of these powerful, highly individual personalities, Hermann Winkler’s lyric dramatic tenor and Stafford Dean’s agile lyric buffo bass were well able to hold their ground as Don Ottavio and the servant Leporello respectively. Enrico Fissore offered a vigorous Masetto, while Giovanni’s final descent into hell – which leaves shivers down many a spine – was made doubly gripping by the dark bass of Kurt Moll’s Commendatore and by Wolfgang Sawallisch at the helm of the Bavarian State Orchestra. This was a Don Giovanni of fast-paced tempi, with a momentum brilliantly geared to the dramatic trajectory, carried by the lyrical qualities of its singers, and with a perfect sense of poise and exhilarating intimacy at just the right moments.


Don Giovanni, K. 527
1.     Overture
05:56
2.     Act I Scene 1: Introduction: Notte e giorno faticar (Leporello, Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, Il Commendatore)
05:54
3.     Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Leporello, ove sei? (Don Giovanni, Leporello)
00:26
4.     Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Ah del padre in periglio (Donna Anna, Don Ottavio)
00:12
5.     Act I Scene 3: Ma qual mai s'offre, o die (Donna Anna, Don Ottavio)
06:55
6.     Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Orsu, spiciati presto (Don Giovanni, Leporello)
01:16
7.     Act I Scene 5: Aria: Ah, chi mi dice mai (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni, Leporello)
05:34
8.     Act I Scene 5: Aria: Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Leporello, Donna Elvira)
05:37
9.     Act I Scene 7: Chorus: Giovinette che fate all'amore (Zerlina, Masetto, Chorus)
01:25
10.     Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Manco male e partita (Don Giovanni, Leporello, Zerlina, Masetto)
01:57
11.     Act I Scene 8: Aria: Ho capito, Signor, si! (Masetto)
01:29
12.     Act I Scene 9: Recitative: Alfin siam liberati (Don Giovanni, Zerlina)
01:43
13.     Act I Scene 9: Duet: La ci darem la mano (Zerlina, Don Giovanni)
02:52
14.     Act I Scene 10: Recitative: Fermati, scellerato! (Donna Elvira, Zerlina, Don Giovanni)
00:37
15.     Act I Scene 10: Aria: Ah! Fuggi il traditor! (Donna Elvira)
01:19
16.     Act I Scene 11: Recitative: Mi par che oggi il demonio (Don Giovanni, Don Ottavio, Donna Anna)
00:57
17.     Act I Scene 12: Quartet: Non ti fidar, o misera (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni)
03:49
18.     Act I Scene 12: Recitative: Povera sventurata! (Don Giovanni)
00:21
19.     Act I Scene 13: Recitative: Don Ottavio, son morta! (Donna Anna, Don Ottavio)
03:16
20.     Act I Scene 13: Aria: Or sai chi l'onore (Donna Anna)
03:10

Disc 2

1.     Act I Scene 15: Recitative: Io deggio ad ogni patto (Leporello, Don Giovanni)
01:32
2.     Act I Scene 15: Finch'han dal vino, "Champagne Aria" (Don Giovanni)
01:28
3.     Act I Scene 16: Recitative: Masetto, senti un po! (Zerlina, Massetto)
01:09
4.     Act I Scene 16: Aria: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (Zerlina)
03:49
5.     Act I Scene 16: Recitative: Guarda un po' come seppe (Masetto, Don Giovanni, Zerlina)
00:34
6.     Act I: Finale: Presto, presto, pria ch'ei venga (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Zerlina, Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni, Leporello, Masetto, Chorus)
06:07
7.     Act I Scene 19: Protegga il giusto cielo (Donna Anna, Don Ottavio, Donna Elvira)
02:27
8.     Act I Scene 20: Riposate, vezzose ragazze (Don Giovanni, Masetto, Zerlina, Leporello, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Don Ottavio)
09:10
9.     Act II Scene 1: Duet: Eh via, buffone, non mi seccar! (Don Giovanni, Leporello)
01:03
10.     Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Leporello! Signore? (Don Giovanni, Leporello)
01:36
11.     Act II Scene 2: Ah taci ingiusto core (Donna Elvira, Leporello, Don Giovanni)
04:16
12.     Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Amico, che ti par? (Don Giovanni, Leporello, Donna Elvira)
01:46
13.     Act II Scene 3: Canzonetta: Deh, vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni)
01:50
14.     Act II Scene 3: Recitative: V'e gente alla finestra (Don Giovanni, Masetto)
01:06
15.     Act II Scene 4: Aria: Meta di voi qua vadano (Don Giovanni)
02:37
16.     Act II Scene 5-6: Recitative: Zitto, lascia ch'io senta (Don Giovanni, Masetto)
02:05
17.     Act II Scene 6: Aria: Vedrai, carino (Zerlina)
03:43
18.     Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Di molte faci il lume (Leporello, Donna Elvira)
00:30
19.     Act II Scene 7: Sola, sola in buio loco (Donna Anna, Zerlina, Donna Elvira, Don Ottavio, Leporello, Masetto)
07:24
20.     Act II Scene 9: Recitative: Dunque quello sei tu (Zerlina, Don Ottavio, Donna Elvira, Masetto)
00:19
21.     Act II Scene 9: Aria: Ah, pieta, signori miei! (Leporello)
01:39
22.     Act II Scene 10: Recitative: Ferma, perfido, ferma! (Donna Elvira, Masetto, Zerlina, Don Ottavio)
00:38
23.     Act II Scene 10: Aria: Il mio tesoro intanto (Don Ottavio)
04:23
24.     Act II Scene 10: Recitative: In quali eccessi (Donna Elvira)
05:58

Disc 3

1.     Act II Scene 11: Recitative: Ah, ah, ah questa bona (Don Giovanni, Leporello, Il Commendatore)
04:05
2.     Act II Scene 11: Duet: O statua gentilissima (Don Giovanni, Leporello, Il Commendatore)
03:35
3.     Act II Scene 12: Recitative: Calmatevi, idol mio! (Don Ottavio, Donna Anna)
00:43
4.     Act II Scene 12: Recitativo accompagnato e Rondo: Crudele! Ah no, mio bene (Donna Anna)
06:55
5.     Act II Scene 13: Finale: Gia la mensa e preparata (Don Giovanni, Leporello)
04:44
6.     Act II Scene 14: L'ultima prova (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni, Leporello)
03:22
7.     Act II Scene 15: Don Giovanni, a cenar teco (Il Commendatore, Don Giovanni, Leporello, Chorus)
07:20
8.     Act II Scene 16: Ah dove e il perfido (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Zerlina, Don Ottavio, Masetto, Leporello)
06:44

Total Playing Time: 02:39:22