Mozart Don Giovanni
Dimitris Tiliakos, Vito Priante, Myrtò Papatanasiu, Kenneth Tarver, Karina Gauvin, Guido Loconsolo, Christina Gansch, Mika Kares; MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis
Sony Classical 88985316032
Reviewed Christmas 2016
This is a Don Giovanni that banishes preconceptions. The playing is brisk and brilliant, the singers sometimes more ‘theatrical’ than ‘operatic’; the party scene is a colourful whirlwind, Giovanni’s comeuppance the intended earthquake. Sometimes shocking, always exhilarating, frequently both. Refreshing and unforgettable.
Audio clip: Overture and 'Là ci darem la mano'