Don Giovanni

Classical opera from 1787

Description

Don Giovanni (Italian pronunciation: [dɔn dʒoˈvanni]; K. 527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, namely Don Giovanni or The Libertine Punished) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the National Theater (of Bohemia), now called the Estates Theatre, on 29 October 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed as a dramma giocoso, a common designation of its time that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements.

A staple of the standard operatic repertoire, Don Giovanni for the five seasons 2011/12 through 2015/16 was ninth on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide. It has also proved a fruitful subject for writers and philosophers.

Year 1787
Opening Night 1787
Time Period Classical
Opus K. 527
Instrumentation Opera orchestra, Opera chorus, Soli

Scores

Don Giovanni Overture
Ernst Eulenburg & Co. GmbH
Einstein, et al.
Don Giovanni (Overture)
Boosey and Hawkes 1787
Da Ponte, et al.
Don Giovanni
Breitkopf and Härtel 1787
Da Ponte, et al.

Videos

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Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Excerpts)
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Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture
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Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
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Albums

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Don Giovanni
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The Era of Adelina Patti
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Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938)
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Gerhard Husch (1901-1984)
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Emilio De Gogorza (1872-1935)
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Highlights from Prima Voce
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Boris Christoff (1914-1993)
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Hilde Guden (1917-88)
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Ljuba Welitsch (1913-1996)
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Favourite Arias - Richard Tauber
Synergie OMP
Beniamino Gigli: Recital
Myto Records S.a.s. / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
Recitals 1927/52
Urania / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
McCormack: Great Voices of the Century
Memoir Records
The Ultimate Tenor
Vanilla OMP
Opera Masterpieces II
Abaco Music
Tito Gobbi: Favourite Arias
Synergie OMP
Popular Opera Arias
Bomba-Piter
Recital
Myto Records S.a.s. / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
Prima Voce: Richard Tauber
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Prima Voce: Legendary Tenors
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Prima Voce: Eames and Plancon
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