Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera)

Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera)

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2014
UPC:
0809478011453
Original Release:
2014
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:02:00
Sales rank:
16,381

Special Features

Introductions: 'Don Giovanni's Women'; Director's commentary

Related Subjects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Don Giovanni: Act I
1. Chapter 1 [1:02]
2. Chapter 2 [:36]
3. Chapter 3 [5:33]
4. Chapter 4 [6:37]
5. Chapter 5 [8:22]
6. Chapter 6 [6:46]
7. Chapter 7 [5:46]
8. Chapter 8 [4:05]
9. Chapter 9 [3:43]
10. Chapter 10 [4:11]
11. Chapter 11 [2:29]
12. Chapter 12 [4:30]
13. Chapter 13 [7:28]
14. Chapter 14 [6:39]
15. Chapter 15 [2:49]
16. Chapter 16 [4:06]
17. Chapter 17 [8:52]
18. Chapter 18 [5:45]
19. Chapter 19 [3:38]
Disc #2 -- Don Giovanni: Act II/Extra Features
1. Chapter 1 [4:12]
2. Chapter 2 [7:23]
3. Chapter 3 [3:35]
4. Chapter 4 [4:55]
5. Chapter 5 [4:21]
6. Chapter 6 [4:59]
7. Chapter 7 [2:57]
8. Chapter 8 [2:33]
9. Chapter 9 [4:26]
10. Chapter 10 [8:47]
11. Chapter 11 [2:10]
12. Chapter 12 [4:07]
13. Chapter 13 [6:57]
14. Chapter 14 [8:10]
15. Chapter 15 [6:34]
16. Chapter 16 [1:36]
17. Chapter 17 [4:29]
18. Chapter 18 [1:47]
19. Chapter 19 [:09]
20. Chapter 20 [:08]

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Don Giovanni 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KlingonOpera More than 1 year ago
Insightful and delightful performance of Mozart’s masterpiece! This Blu-Ray DVD, recorded in 2014 at the Royal Opera House (Nicola Luisotti conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House), is a stunning example of what a talented director and cast can accomplish with a masterpiece. Mariusz Kwiecien is *outstanding* as Don Giovanni, bringing warmth, loathing, and a touch of sorrow for Giovanni who can’t stop seducing women and does not want to stop (in the extras, he refers to Giovanni as a “dreamer” – interesting…). Alex Esposito does fine work as Leoprello, demonstrating exceptional physical skills along with comedic timing and solid vocals. Malin Bystrom is fantastic as Donna Anna, Giovanni’s latest conquest and the woman whose father Giovanni murders as he leaves her house. Antonio Poli is very satisfying as Don Ottavio, and Elizabeth Watts’ performance as Zerlina is just simply outstanding. But for me, soprano Veronique Gens was captivating as the woman that hates Giovanni and still loves him at the same time, wishing that he would come back to her while at the same time wanting him to pay for his behavior – she is simultaneously vulnerable and hurt and strong and sorrowful. Ms. Gens is just amazing. The set of Giovanni’s house rotates and is designed to be projected upon, and the lighting and video design work is marvelous. Everything about this production, from the tightly choreographed character and set interactions to the visual interactions between the costumes and the projected names from the Don’s little black book, are well thought out and painstakingly done. And the orchestra does an incredible job with the score, accompanying the characters on their journey and seeing to it that the cast has a firm and delightful foundation upon which to sing against. The extra features present on the disc are also interesting, giving the various performers feelings about their characters and the way they see them, as well as some behind-the-scenes insight into the rehearsal process and what the Kasper Holten (director) was trying to accomplish. There is also a Director’s Commentary that can be turned on while the opera is being performed. This is definitely a performance worthy of the Blu-Ray medium, both sonically (the sound quality is *wonderful*) and visually, as every nuance is conveyed as best as it can be without being live in the opera house. Very highly recommended!