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4.4 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from TedFink
16 events 12 reviews

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,...continued

reviewed Dec 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Soho Belle
9 events 5 reviews

Enjoyed the opera but the live feed kept cutting in & out. Last 10 minutes of the performance was cut off altogether which was very disappointing.

reviewed Dec 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from rl
17 events 3 reviews

Beautiful singing marred by technical failures in the live broadcast. Sound failures in the first act followed a 2 minute video failure in the finale. Staging was very sparse compared to performances at the Met.

reviewed Dec 07 2011 report as inappropriate
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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


*Direction: *

Conductor Daniel Barenboim

Staging Robert Carsen

Sets Michael Levine

Costumes Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Lights Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet

Choreography Philippe Giraudeau

*Cast: *

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.

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