Friday, 30 December 2011

Must have-DVD's

Classicalify is waiting for the Alagna Wagner to be released on DVD. Until then we will enjoy the Kasper Holten version of Don Giovanni.

»Juan« is Kasper Holten's feature film debut. Opera enthusiasts have enjoyed »Juan« at festivals worldwide, including Pusan, Hamburg, Seville and Palm Springs. In his review, Variety's Dennis Harvey described the music as "heavenly" and the film as a "raunchy, modernized »Don Giovanni« ... a bold but satisfying interpretation".. Mozart's opera is played by Concerto Copenhagen, led by conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen. A story about a man who loved and loathed women, a heartless seducer who took great delight in enticing and abandoning his prey. In his film - an adaptation of W. A. Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni', Kasper Holten's focus is on the balance between man's sexual instinct and destructive drive. In this story, the sensual Juan is a self-confident, modern man, who has a perpetual need to feel and sense life to the full.

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