- John Constable (Harpsichord)
Notes & Reviews:
Bryn Terfel (Don Giovanni), Renee Fleming (Donna Anna), Ann Murray (Donna Elvira), Michele Pertusi (Leporello), Herbert Lippert (Don Ottavio), Monica Groop (Zerlina), Roberto Scaltriti (Masetto)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti
"I found Renée Fleming an impressive Anna: a big voice, but with a youthful tinge, considerable warmth and fullness of tone, and a hint of vulnerability: not the kind of Isolde voice you sometimes hear in this role... Bryn Terfel, socially speaking upwardly mobile, has sung Masetto and Leporello before and now moves on to Giovanni. It is a splendidly sturdy, virile reading, large in scale, and done with enormous vitality (a truly brilliant Champagne Aria). He goes to his doom with splendid defiance... this version demands to be considered." -Gramophone
It has many virtues: it is as finely disciplined as any other Solti performance, the orchestral playing is excellent, and the rhythms are crisp, strong and tautly held. There is a sense of spaciousness to the direction that is unusual these days... [Terfel's] is a splendidly sturdy, virile reading, large in scale, and done with enormous vitality (a truly brilliant Champagne Aria). He goes to his doom with splendid defiance.
Recording information: Royal Festival Hall, London (10/05/1996/10/07/1996).
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Works DetailsMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
- Performer: John Constable (Harpsichord)
- Conductor: Georg Solti
- Notes: Royal Festival Hall, London (10/05/1996/10/07/1996)
- Running Time: 34 min. 24 sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1787