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Don Giovanni Tenorio - Giuseppe Gazzaniga/Wexford Festival Opera
Don Giovanni Tenorio - Giuseppe Gazzaniga/Wexford Festival Opera

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Item #:  D4444
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 127 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031444492
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8808-1

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Giuseppe Gazzaniga has earned a place in history as one of the forerunners of Rossini and is best known for his one-act opera Don Giovanni Tenorio (1786). Written in the opera buffa mold it became one of his most successful works. It is the story of Don Juan, the practical joker who finds the seduction of women the best joke of all. First performed in Venice in 1787, it was well received and was subsequently performed in many major cities of Europe.

Gazzaniga's librettist, Giovanni Bertati had studied many of the 18th century Don Juan plays, and from them incorporated several elements, especially from the version by Moliere as well as features of teh story found in popular tradition. Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni Tenorio introduces four female 'victims': Donna Anna (who is to be found in Tirso's Spanish setting of the play), Donna Elvira and Maturina (from the version by Moliere) and Donna Ximena.

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This documentary film sets out to capture some of the ingredients that go to make the Wexford Festival a unique blend of music and fun - a potent cocktail of high art and even higher jinks! The whole town takes on a special character, the music spills over into its many pubs, and its citizens join in with gusto. Visits to the Festival fring feature pianist Phillip Cassard and the Fairer Sax.

Written and presented by Ted Dolan


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Cast & Crew

Miroslav Kopp
Andrea Bolton
Balazs Poka
Norman Bailey
Alison Browner
Alan Cemore
Malmfrid Sand
Finbar Wright
JOan Davies
Philip Doghan

Composer: Giuseppe Gazzaniga
Libretto: Giovanni Bertati

Wexford Festival Chorus
Radio Telefis Eireann Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Simon Joly

Director: Patrick Mason
Designer: Joe Vanek
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Directed for video: Louis Lentin

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