Thursday, July 5, 2012

BMW & Salzburger Festspiele Edition > MOZART: Don Giovanni (03.07.2012, Staatsoper im Schiller Theater)

First of all: this opera is a part of STAATSOPER FUER ALLEE programm. On 30. June 2012 the opera was broadcasted live to the Opernplatz (near original place of Staatsoper Berlin, currently under renovation).

 Take a look at this picture (the cast of Don Giovanni went straight from Schiller Theater to Bebelplatz/Operplatz for the audience applause) :

Also a concert by Daniel Barenboim & Yefin Bronfman with Staatskapelle Berlin presenting Tschaikowsky's Klavier Concert No. 1 & his Symphony No. 4

As we know, this production is a borrowed one from Salzburg Festspiele. So you already know it's gonna be special. And yes, it was. Strong performance by the member of the casts. Dorothe Roeschmann was on her top form as Donna Elvira. Erwin Schrott was very energetic on stage but not so amazing in the vocal department, as we would expect from someone who's... just like him. Christopher Maltman is a good Don Juan - he could be better, actually. I personally didn't really feel him. (Somehow I feel Schrott is more suitable for the leading role, eee?? But maybe he's too silly for Giovanni.) And should I start praising my favourite Diva on stage, ANNA PROHASKA?? And... somehow I also didn't feel the vibe from the 'Donna Anna'. 

"Reich mir die Hand, mein Leben": Christopher Maltman und Anna Prohaska in Don Giovanni.   Foto: Monika Rittershaus

Erwin Schrott (Leporello) versorgt Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni), der im Duell verletzt wurde.

It's a perfect production, spinning wood, BMW on stage, classy... The program notes explains a lot about the background of this production, which is very interesting and philosophical. Claus Guth, you're the man.

Rating: 4.5/5

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