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Mozart: Don Giovanni DVD (The Royal Opera) 2014

Mozart: Don Giovanni DVD (The Royal Opera) 2014

Directed by Kasper Holten with designs by Es Devlin, starring Marius Kwiecień, Alex Esposito and Véronique Gens.
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Mozart’s sublime tragic comedy offers boundless scope for directors, and Kasper Holten has chosen it to follow his directorial debut of Eugene Onegin. He wanted to shift the emphasis from Don Giovanni’s sex life into a darker place, showing Giovanni’s womanizing as an attempt to stave off his own mortality. Each woman he seduces represents a life he could have had. Though it is a dark piece, Holten handles it with a light touch and works with a superb cast – Mariusz Kwiecień , one of the world’s leading Don Giovannis, Alex Esposito, a fresh, vigorous Leporello, and acclaimed French soprano Véronique Gens.

 

Spectacular designs by Es Devlin (Les Troyens) make innovative use of projections by acclaimed video designer Luke Halls. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

 

Find out more about the production

 

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni: Mariusz Kwiecień

Leporello: Alex Esposito

Commendatore: Alexander Tsymbalyuk

Donna Elvira: Véronique Gens

Don Ottavio: Antonio Poli

Donna Anna: Malin Byström

Zerlina: Elizabeth Watts

Masetto: Dawid Kimberg

 

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Director: Kasper Holten

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, February 2014

 

Plus: Introduction, Don Giovanni's Women, Director's commentary and a cast gallery.

 

Picture: 16:9

Sound: 2.0 PCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 (worldwide) 

Running time: 187 mins 

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JA/KO

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