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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Eschenbach, D’arcangelo, Fritsch, Ruiten, Pisaroni [blu-ray]

Mozart / Arduini / D'arcangelo / Fritsch Release Date: 06/30/2015
Label: Euroarts Catalog #: 2072734
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Performer:  Anett Fritsch ,  Lenneke Ruiten ,  Andrew Staples ,  Ildebrando D'Arcangelo  ...  Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ,  Vienna Philharmonic Chorus Number of Discs: 1

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The first D minor chords thunder ominously from the orchestra pit, while on the stage, the entrance hall of an elegant hotel appears, symbolic of a place of non-committal encounters. Luxury seeps from every pore of the stairs, galleries and mysterious doors - the perfect place for Don Giovanni's exercises in seduction. Director Sven-Eric Bechtolf pulls off a brilliant coup with the high aesthetics of his intrigue, a masterful parody of the "everything is possible" of our time - flanked by an ensemble
Read more of exquisite vocal talents. Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, testosterone-charged Latin lover, amounts "with his splendid timbre and his stunningly virile magnetism to what must be an ideal realization of Don Giovanni" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). With his finely balanced voice, Luca Pisaroni as an intellectually bespectacled Leporello. "The powerful bass of Commendatore Tomasz Konieczny is a true sensation" (Frankfurter Rundschau). The female roles are all realized with elegantly lean voices: Anett Fritsch highly dramatic as Elvira, the Donna Anna of Lenneke Ruitens supple in her vocal line and Valentina Nafornita "a wonderful Zerlina who radiates strong vocal sensuality" (Opernnetz).

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Blu-ray Disc Version)

Don Giovanni - Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Il Commendatore - Tomasz Konieczny
Donna Anna - Lenneke Ruiten
Don Ottavio - Andrew Staples
Donna Elvira - Anett Fritsch
Leporello - Luca Pisaroni
Zerlina - Valentina Nafornita
Masetto - Alessio Arduini

Vienna Philharmonia Chorus
(chorus master: Walter Zeh)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Sven-Eric Bechtolf, stage director

Recorded live at Salzburg Festival, August 2014

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Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Running time: 180 mins (opera) + 180 mins (bonus)
No. of Discs: 1 (Blu-ray)
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