Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th & 12th September 2008.
Simon Keenlyside Kyle Ketelsen Eric Halfvarson Marina Poplavskaya Joyce DiDonato Ramón Vargas Miah Persson Robert Gleadow
The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Charles Mackerras (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (stage director)
Don Giovanni is one of the timeless classics of all opera. Mozart's music, and the words of his great collaborator Da Ponte, are brought to life in Francesca Zambello's engrossing production from 2002 with its rich and colourful designs by Maria Bjornson. The music is memorable, dramatic and enjoyable: from the seductive solo voices of the famous 'La ci darem la mano' to the fabulous ensemble as Don Giovanni's infatuated conquests, vengeful victims and their outraged relatives join forces for justice. And retribution does finally come to Don Giovanni, a serial womanizer and a murderer, with the searing flames of Hell ready to engulf him. Simon Keenlyside heads the outstanding cast, conducted by renowned Mozart expert Charles Mackerras.