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Mozart: Don Giovanni

Yannick Nézet Séguin
Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Diana Damrau
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Luca Pisaroni
Rolando Villazón

A truly remarkable cast of world opera stars comes together for a breath-taking concert performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Joyce DiDonato paints a gripping portrait of Donna Elvira.” ~ NDR Kultur

“A Don Giovanni with excellent singers and a fantastic orchestra in perfect teamwork. For once the marketing is right, after all: This recording is a milestone.” ~ Record Review

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Best are the “Donnas”, the finest pairing since Sutherland and Schwarzkopf. […] if there is a greater Elvira on disc than Joyce DiDonato, I’d love to hear her. In this notoriously tough role to cast, DiDonato catches everything: the craziness, the desperation, the sadness (“Ah, taci ingiusto core” is gorgeous). She also catches all the notes, from top to bottom, fast, slow, long and short, all sung with a commitment that is fabulously intense. Her second-soprano sound never has been used to better effect: a perfect performance.” ~ Robert Levine Classics Today October 2012

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“Both the ‘Donnas’ are thrillingly sung, full of nuance and vocal drama that leaps out of the speakers: Joyce DiDonato conveys both Elvira’s fury and her fragility within the first minute of her music […] the upper reaches of what’s usually considered a soprano role hold no terrors for DiDonato.” ~ Katherine Cooper Presto Classical September 2012

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“The two noble ladies are highly accomplished spectacular voices . . . Joyce DiDonato as Donna Elvira is an indignant and anguished powerhouse . . .” ~The Whole Note

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“Als Elvira gelingt Joyce DiDonato mit der ihr eigenen Hingabe (und ihrer Ausnahmestimme natürlich) ein weiteres Rollenporträt der Extraklasse.” ~ Rondo Munich

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