MOZART, W.A.: Don Giovanni (Deutsche Oper Berlin Opening Performance, 1961)

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Don Giovanni, K. 527

Date of Production: 24-09-1961
Venue: Deutsche Oper Berlin
Playing Time: 02:56:18
Catalogue Number: 101574
UPC: 807280157499

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Of the five premieres produced during a four-month period, Mozart's Don Giovanni on the first night attracted an illustrious audience. In addition to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany and a selection of diplomats and politicians, high-ranking guests included theatrical directors from West Germany and other Western European countries, composers, conductors, actors, writers, painters and sculptors, not to mention rectors and lecturers from Berlin's universities and the world's leading music critics [...] The success was commensurate with the significance of the occasion. All involved in the performance received countless ovations in front of the magnificent yellow curtain. The new building - and the new stage with its state-of-the-art technology - had shown itself to be more than capable of handling Mozart's most demanding work. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26 September 1961)

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