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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Wigglesworth - Australian Opera & Ballet Orch., Rhodes, Coad, Durkin, Sumegi [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Don Giovanni, a libertine, a rake with a devil-may-care attitude, is portrayed magnificently by Rhodes in this production, where he first appears on stage in a costume where less is definitely more! Charismatic and sexy, Rhodes' acting and singing are magnificent. His misused servant, Leporello, is played by Coad, who skillfully promotes the opera's comic elements whilst delivering a thumping bass full of drama. The classic stage designs of Oberle form the backdrop to the drama of Don Giovanni's last day on earth, before he is hurled in to Hell's flames by the Commendatore, Sumegi, whose basso profundo is befittingly momentous. A triumphant production from the director, Järvefelt.

International Record Review, October 2012
[Rhodes] dispatches the music expertly, with strong accents and plenty of nice touches...making us like the Don just as he repels us...The women are excellent. Rachelle Durkin's voice may turn hard at the top, but she's a thrilling Anna...Ensembles are spotless. The Australian Opera Orchestra impresses with its energy and accuracy, if not its beauty of tone.

International Record Review, October 2012
For those who are tired of 'concept' productions of operas, this very traditional Don Giovanni from Australian Opera may be refreshing...The Don's costume is the production's only daring touch...[Rhodes] owns the stage, making us like the Don just as he repels us...The women are excellent. Rachelle Durkin's voice may turn hard at the top, but she's a thrilling Anna...Ensembles are spotless. The Australian Opera Orchestra impresses with its energy and accuracy.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 174 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS-HD 5.1, DTS 2.0
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
  • Performers: Daniel Sumegi (Bass); Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone); Andrew Jones (Bass); Taryn Fiebig (Soprano); Rachelle Durkin ( Soprano); Jacqueline Dark (Mezzo Soprano); Conal Coad (Bass); Henry Choo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
  • Ensemble: Opera Australia Chorus
  • Period Time: Classical