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Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Viva la libertà! – In our time, comparatively devoid of taboos and free of shame, where what was once urgently advocated enlightenment has been degraded to profitable obscenity, a theatrical character such as Don Giovanni is harder to understand and to stage than ever before.

It is his apparent proximity which leads to misunderstandings that are hard to unravel. Compared to the average porn-hardened twenty first century libertine, Don Giovanni is a romantic hero of metaphysical proportions. Sören Kierkegaard regarded him as an elemental force, related to Eros or Dionysus, an ancient God who owes his reawakening to the church. If the church reinforced the notion of the spirit, it did the same to sensuality by excluding it. If pleasure already existed in vegetable or animal form, then Christianity and the formulation of its opposite redefined it.

To put it another way, the opera Don Giovanni – at least on stage – relies on a world which expresses its respect for sexuality through repression and does not devalue it by means of perverted liberalism and an economically-driven freedom from taboos.

Opera
Recorded
CONDUCTOR
Christoph Eschenbach
DIRECTOR
Sven-Eric Bechtolf
CAST
Lenneke Ruiten, Anett Fritsch, Valentina Nafornita, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Luca Pisaroni, Tomasz Konieczny, Andrew Staples, Alessio Arduini
DATE OF PERFORMANCE
August 2014
AVAILABLE TERRITORIES
Worldwide except Asia, France, Belgium, Finland, USA, Canada, Russia, Korea, Israel
DURATION
3h4min | DCP in two parts: Part1: 1h34m53s (act 1) & Part2: 1h29m10s (act 2, music ends at 1h25m55s, end credits at 1h27m45s)

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