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Mozart: Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, DVD

Opus Arte is releasing the Royal Opera's Don Giovanni on DVD. The Opus Arte site says the release date is 1 April 2009. Amazon.co.uk says it is 30 March.

DVD: amazon.co.uk

Mozart: Operas Box Set [DVD] [NTSC], box set including Royal Opera's Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte with Simon Keenlyside as Papageno, and Le Nozze di Figaro with Erwin Schrott as Figaro and Gerald Finley as the Count

DVD: amazon.de, release date 30 March 2009

DVD: amazon.fr, release date 23 April 2009

Blu-Ray: amazon.co.uk

Blu-Ray: amazon.de

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Don Giovanni: Simon Keenlyside
Leporello: Kyle Ketelsen
Commendatore: Eric Halfvarson
Donna Anna: Marina Poplavskaya
Donna Elvira: Joyce DiDonato
Don Ottavio: Ramón Vargas
Zerlina: Miah Persson
Masetto: Robert Gleadow

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Stage Director: Francesca Zambello

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th & 12th September 2008.

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Review at DVD Talk by Jeffrey Kauffman: ". . . practically perfect in every way."

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"Simon Keenlyside's Don may seem a bit old, but he has that very lived-in appearance of older male stars such as Jeremy Irons and the late David Carradine, which is most appropriate to the role of the Don."--John Sunier, audaud.com

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"Dem Dirigenten stehen weitgehend exzellente Sängerinnen und Sänger zur Verfügung. Dabei singt Simon Keenlyside die Titelpartie beinahe etwas zu kultiviert und zu sauber. Seiner Stimme fehlt der letzte Schuss überzeugender erotischer Verführungskraft und Gewaltbereitschaft."--klassik.com

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CD & DVD

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