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Don Giovanni, staged by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis, premiered at the Salzburg Festival 2021 on 26 July. Mozart and Da Ponte’s drama giocoso opened the festival’s opera programme. The recording of the production, performed by the musicAeterna orchestra and choir, Davide Luciano, Mika Kares, Nadezhda Pavlova, and other soloists, is available from 10 August […]
Its creators, Teodor Currentzis and Romeo Castellucci, explain how they have brought to the stage the meanings and images of the music and (to a lesser extent) the libretto. Theatre historian and music critic Alexey Parin talks about the co-authors of the Salzburg premiere, including Currentzis’ previous work with the Mozart — Da Ponte trilogy […]
Roman Nasonov, musicologist, lecturer at the Moscow Conservatory, Candidate of Sciences in Art History, talks on the history and context of the brilliant opera. ⠀ Learn how Mozart and da Ponte’s masterpiece, born from an old story of a vicious ruffian, was nurtured by musical and poetic insights as well as the spirit of the […]
Theatre historian and music critic Alexey Parin provides a brief overview of the history of the Salzburg Festival. What was created more than a hundred years ago in Mozart’s hometown by director Max Reinhardt, composer Richard Strauss, poet Hugo von Hoffmannatal, artist Alfred Roller, and other pioneering figures of German art? How did Herbert von […]
Teodor Currentzis: “This is a project that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time […] to make opera when there is plenty of time to make exactly the music I want to; to only care about the true essence of the piece and not about how to make it hectically in three days. So, we […]
The opera will be available for viewing from 4 p.m. on June 28 for 24 hours. Henry Purcell’s opera envisioned by Peter Sellars is a heart-wrenching story of the clash of love and duty amidst the colonial genocide. “The Indian Queen”, Purcell’s final unfinished semi-opera, was presented in 2013 by Peter Sellars at the Perm State […]