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Opera Explained - An Introduction to Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'

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>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Mozart's "Don Giovanni", narration with musical excerpts
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The 'Opera Explained' series introduces in words and music, the plot and background of major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form. 'Don Giovanni' has long been regarded as Mozart's supreme theatrical achievement. The subject seems unpromising - the last day in the life of the notorious womaniser Don Juan - but the skill of the librettist allied to the genius of Mozart at the very peak of his powers has created a work which is not only highly entertaining but reflects an incredible understanding of the human condition.



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>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Mozart's "Don Giovanni", narration with musical excerpts
  • Performers: Boaz Daniel (Bass); Renato Girolami (Bass); Torsten Kerl (Tenor); Janusz Monarcha (Bass); Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano); Ildiko Raimondi (Voice); Regina Schörg (Soprano); Bo Skovhus
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary