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Martin Kusej stages Mozart's Don Giovanni

Behind the scenes at the Salzburger Festspiele with Daniel Harding, Thomas Hampson and Christine Schäfer

Martin Kusej stages Mozart's Don Giovanni Behind the scenes at the Salzburger Festspiele with Daniel Harding, Thomas Hampson and Christine Schäfer

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A fascinating documentary on the production of Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival in 2006.

Premiered on 29 October 1787, the opera Il dissoluto punito, ossia Il Don Giovanni is assuredly one of the most perfect works of its genre. The hero, characterized by his merry wantonness, his disregard for the social order and his seductive power has given raise to a lot of divergent interpretations. Is he evil or a promethean hero? With an extreme subtelty, Mozart leaves the question unanswered, but draws a penetrating psychological portrait of this extremely complex character.

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  • Directed by:
    • Carl Plötzeneder
  • Production date: 2007
  • Duration: 53 min
  • Production: © Unitel
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, DE

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Casting

  • Martin Kušej | Stage director
  • Thomas Hampson | Don Giovanni
  • Ildebrando D'Arcangelo | Leporello
  • Christine Schäfer | Donna Anna
  • Melanie Diener | Donna Elvira
  • Isabel Bayrakdarian | Zerlina
  • Robert Lloyd | Il Commendatore
  • Piotr Beczala
  • Luca Pisaroni | Masetto
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