Don Giovanni (Schrott)

 

Mozart Don Giovanni opera to libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Directed 2013 by Philipp Himmelmann at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus. Stars Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Anna Netrebko (Donna Anna), Charles Castronovo (Don Ottavio), Malena Ernman (Donna Elvira), Katija Dragojevic (Zerlina), Jonathan Lemalu (Masetto), and Mario Luperi (Commendatore). Thomas Hengelbrock conducts the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble (Leader Riccardo Minasi) and Balthasar-Neumann-Chor (Chorus Master Frank Markowitsch). Donna Elvira's maid (acrobat role) by Susanne Preissler. Extras: Alisa Berlin, Anna Biberacher, Angela Covelli, Kristina Daniel, Marcel Fox, Jessica Hempel, Mia Hilger, Valerie Holfeld, Ferris Jung, Nino Kolicic, Lisa Koßmann, Luisa Krieser, Sophie Kuznik, Camilla Maul, Florentina Maul, Franziska Meyer, Tamima Rastätter, Tabea Schell, Markus Senger, Mario Scholz, Deniz Can Ulucan, Lisa Wehle, and Hans Zelenka. Stage design by Johannes Leiacker; costumes by Florence von Gerkan; lighting by David Cunningham; directed for video by Jérémie Cuvillier. Stereo and sound recorded with 48kHz/24-bit sound sampling. Released 2014, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: C+