Don Giovanni: Live HD Broadcast From La Scala's Opening Night
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The last date listed for Don Giovanni Live HD Broadcast was Wednesday December 7, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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This was one of the most exciting and memorable opera performances I have seen in years. The direction was fascinating, detailed and original. The conducting was top level and fully satisfying and all the roles were sung and acted with conviction, talent and skill. The opera, although hundreds of years old, was shown to be an entirely relevant masterpiece.
It would take too long to mention all the felicitous details. The leading role of Don Giovanni was played by Peter Mattei. He was perfect; 6"3, boyishly handsome, charismatic, believable, acting to the hilt and singing with a gorgeous, beautiful, pliable voice.
The rest of the cast was up to this extremely high standard - which is very rare. The surprise was how sexy and gorgeous Barbara Frittoli was. One expects this from Ana Netrebko but not so much from La Frittoli who is often quite matronly. Not here!
All in all - TERRIFIC!!! Memorable! Bravissimi all around!!
Quotes & Highlights
“The much-anticipated gala season premier” —CBS News
Anna Netrebko is “the opera world’s hottest female star, with a pure and silken tone, a beautiful face and figure, and acting skills to boot.” —_San Francisco Chronicle _
Netrebko has “a captivating voice that is both high and deep, lustrous and velvety, and she is one of that growing breed of opera singers who can actually act.” —The New York Times
Conductor Daniel Barenboim
Staging Robert Carsen
Sets Michael Levine
Costumes Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lights Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet
Choreography Philippe Giraudeau
Don Giovanni – Peter Mattei
Donna Anna – Anna Netrebko
Don Ottavio – Giuseppe Filianoti
Donna Elvira – Barbara Frittoli
Leporello – Bryn Terfel
Zerlina – Anna Prohaska
Masetto – Stefan Kocan
*Running Time: *
195 minutes including intermissions
The later show is a delayed satellite re-broadcast of the 12:00pm live broadcast.