Genre:

Opera

Release Date:

Feb 2006

Recorded:

2002

Number of Discs:

2

Sound:

DTS Surround; LPCM Stereo

Subtitles:

EN, FR, DE, ES, IT, CA

Territory Exclusions:

USA & Canada

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic

Display:

NTSC

Catalog Number:

OA0921D

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Wojtek Drabowicz (Don Giovanni); Kwanchal Youn (Leporello); Véronique Gens (Donna Elvira); Marcel Reijans (Don Ottavio); Anatoly Kocherga (Commendatore);

Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Música Catalana; Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu; Bertrand de Billy

Stage Director(s): Calixto Bieito

Calixto Bieito’s famously controversial 2002 production of Mozart’s great opera sets the action in the late twentieth century and brings to life an ancient story brilliantly retold. Bertrand de Billy conducts an energetic cast led by Wojtek Drabowicz in the title role, with the Liceu’s Orchestra Academy.

Reviews

"The musical performance has its own distinction, as well as complete integration with the staging concept." (Gramophone)

"It's a strong cast, led by Drabowicz's nobly-voiced, savage Don, and Youn's powerful Leporello." (BBC Music Magazine)

"A fully rounded piece of work...Coherent production, perfectly staged, impeccable singers." (El Periodico)

"Musically much better than the London version – Véronique Gens makes a wonderful Donna Elvira, confident, strong, perfect both in her singing and acting." (El Pais)

Extra features

Illustrated Synopsis and Cast Gallery.