- Radio Times
- Review by:
- David Gillard
Mozart’s serial seducer Don Giovanni is a role that calls for physical charisma as well as burnished vocal brilliance. So it’s little wonder that handsome Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott (who is married to another operatic pin-up, Russian diva Anna Netrebko) should be hailed as the leading Don of our day.
“Sultry, saturnine, gym-toned, virile, arrogant, bursting with animal sexuality,” raved the London critics recently. You can hear him in full cry with the Royal Opera here as the irresistible libertine goes on the prowl once more — there are 1,003 conquests in Spain alone. But retribution is nigh — and it’s hellish.
About this programme
Mozart's Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Producer Anthony Sellors' incarnation of this tale of vengeance and retribution - even from beyond the grave. Erwin Schrott portrays Giovanni, a young, extremely licentious nobleman, with Alex Esposito as his servant Leporello. The conductor is Constantinos Carydis. Presented by Donald Macleod. Mozart: Don Giovanni. Erwin Schrott (bass: Don Giovanni), Alex Esposito (bass: Leporello), Reinhard Hagen (bass: Commendatore), Ruxandra Donose (mezzo: Donna Elvira), Carmela Remigio (soprano: Donna Anna), Pavol Breslik (tenor: Don Ottavio), Kate Lindsey (mezzo: Zerlina), Matthew Rose (bass: Masetto), Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera, conductor Constantinos Carydis.
Cast and crew
- Anthony Sellors