Karajan conducts Mozart: Don Giovanni
Opera

Karajan conducts Mozart: Don Giovanni

Wiener Philharmoniker

Production Date: 31/07/1987
190 Min

Don Giovanni is synonymous with the Salzburg Festival, and Mozart and Da Ponte's tragi-comic tale of a great seducer and his doom is one of those operas that reveals new dimensions every time it's performed. Michael Hampe's handsome period production for the 1987 Salzburg Festival is gorgeous to look at, but even for Salzburg, the musical values are off the scale, with Samuel Ramey as Don Giovanni, Ferruccio Furlanetto as his valet Leporello and Julia Varady (Donna Elvira), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Donna Anna) and Kathleen Battle (Zerlina) completing an unrivalled all-star cast. Herbert von Karajan conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker and the result is the kind of performance you hear once in a lifetime – but captured forever.

Soloists
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Paata Burchuladze (Bass), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Alexander Malta (Bass-Baritone), Samuel Ramey (Bass), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), Júlia Várady (Soprano), Gösta Winbergh (Tenor)
Ensembles
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor
Herbert von Karajan