MOZART, W.A.: Don Giovanni (Furtwangler) (Salzburg Festival, 1954)

MOZART, W.A.: Don Giovanni (Furtwangler) (Salzburg Festival, 1954)


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Don Giovanni, K. 527
Libretto/Text Author: Ponte, Lorenzo da

Don Giovanni: Siepi, Cesare
Don Ottavio: Dermota, Anton
Donna Elvira: Della Casa, Lisa
Leporello: Edelmann, Otto
The Commendatore: Ernster, Deszo

Set/Stage Designer: Holzmeister, Clemens
Stage Director: Graf, Herbert
Television Director: Czinner, Paul
Television Director: Travers, Alfred

Date of Production: 1954
Festival: Salzburg Festival
Playing Time: 02:49:24
Catalogue Number: A02000279



Filmed at the 1954 Salzburg Festival, this restored and technically enhanced recording of Don Giovanni is more than simply a superb performance of one of the world's most lastingly popular operas with an exquisite cast led by Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grummer and Lisa della Casa. It is the last visual document of Wilhelm Furtwangler's art, the legacy of a great conductor. A giant among 20th-century conductors, Wilhelm Furtwangler was associated for many years with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. After the war, he discovered a new, exceptionally rewarding venue for his artistry at the Salzburg Festival. Beginning with Fidelio in 1948, Furtwangler ushered in a golden age of memorable performances in Salzburg.

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