Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Oct. 14, 2000)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte
Levine; Fleming, Kringelborn, Hong, Groves, Terfel, Furlanetto, Relyea
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 59 min.
Franco Zeffirelli uses his unique theatrical magic on Mozart’s dark opera about the legendary lover, Don Giovanni. The result is a thrilling production that underlines the dramatic flair of Mozart’s passionate score. Under James Levine’s stylish leadership, the cast delivers brilliantly: Bryn Terfel is Don Giovanni, the man who dares to be himself and pays the ultimate price. Renée Fleming, Solveig Kringelborn, and Hei-Kyung Hong are the women he pursues, and Ferruccio Furlanetto is Leporello, the Don’s servant and alter ego.