But there's a scene-stealing performance by the petite Claire Wild as Zerlina, the hapless young bride whom Don Giovanni
generously attempts to seduce.
Whenever I conduct Don Giovanni
there always seems to be this great pull between the beauty of the music and the grip of the characters.
The core of the book consists of three chapters that focus, in chronological order, on three distinct phases in the creation and dissemination of Don Giovanni
Woodfield's title actually understates the broad scope of his study.
Two of my friends are coming to see Don Giovanni
, and the WNO always gets fantastic support in Llandudno.
The international cast includes London-based award-winning Greek-Cypriot soprano Katerina MinCi as Donna Elvira; baritone Marc Callahan as Don Giovanni
and baritone Jonathan Sells as Leporello, award winning Australian soprano Amanda Forbes as Donna Anna, Spanish bass Francisco Javier Borda as Masetto and Emily-Jane Thomas, Zerlina.
Anne's Warehouse in March and their opera La Didone in Brussels later in the season; a production of Mozart's The Magic Flute at BAM in April; San Francisco Opera's Don Giovanni
, and remounting Brown's version of Da gelo a gelo at the Paris Opera.
Extracts from Don Giovanni
, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and The Magic Flute all feature, the latter wonderfully exploited by the masterful Terfel.
This August, he will direct his first opera, Don Giovanni
by Mozart, at Festival Opera (www.
A zealous crowd of 500 Sarasota Opera gala goers turned out for the opening of the 46th season with a performance of Don Giovanni
We're in Don Giovanni
territory here, where love is cruel, and one thinks of poor Mozart in Vienna, putting gilt edges around cold or sentimental hearts shortly before his death.
Forty-some years ago, I picked up a wonderful recording of Mozart's Don Giovanni
on London vinyl.
Mozart couldn't write Don Giovanni
until his always threatening parent was gone.