The Art of Conducting: Claudio Abbado Episode 3

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Mozart: Don Giovanni /Abbado-Raimondi-Studer-Mattila /

Ruggero Raimondi (Don Giovanni)
Cheryl Studer (Donna Anna)
Karita Mattila (Donna Elvira)
Marie McLaughlin (Zerlina)
Anatoli Kotscherga (Commandatore)
Lucio Gallo (Leporello)
Carlos Chausson (Massetto)

Conductor: Claudio Abbado

Don Giovanni Monument (
Don Giovanni Monument ("Commendatore" or "Pieta"),
Theatre of the Estates (Photo credit: Christian Bredfeldt)

Claudio Abbado: Mozart Don Giovanni 
Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, January 1997

Don Giovanni: Simon Keenlyside
Il Commendatore: Matti Salminen
Donna Anna: Carmela Remigio
Don Ottavio: Bruno Lazzaretti
Donna Elvira: Anna Caterina Antonacci
Leporello: Bryn Terfel
Masetto: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Zerlina: Patrizia Pace

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Regia: Lorenzo Mariani
with Italian subtitles

Estate theatre (Stavovske divadlo) in Prague is one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe built in Classicist style and since its foundation it has stayed practically unchanged.  It can be proud of the fact that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
introduced here his opera Don Giovanni for the first time. This great event is commemorated by a memorial plaque.