Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Don Giovanni

These days new recordings of Don Giovanni are better represented on video, often with some strong-arm directorial concept that to some degree interfere's with the musical interpretation. Though I still maintain that opera is better seen than heard, this new audio recording is a welcome addition for assembling the top singers of today in a starry ensemble: Idabrando d'Arcangelo, Luca Pisaroni, Diana Damrau, Joyce Di Donato and Rolando Villazon (whom you wouldn't necessarily associate with Mozart). The overture sounds a little manic for my taste, but everything else sounds promising no?

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