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Opera from Germany: Part of Act 1 of Don Juan

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The German Television Service in their Munich studios present part of Act 1 of "Don Juan"
An opera by Mozart to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte.
(sung in German)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio
Synopsis:
The dissolute Don Juan, attempting to seduce Donna Anna, has accidentally killed her father, who had come to her rescue, and has escaped unrecognised. She and her fiance, Don Ottavio, swear vengeance. Meanwhile Don Juan hears a lady lamenting that she has been deserted, and is about to console her when he finds that she is his own old flame Donna Elvira; he manages to palm her off on to his servant, Leporello.
At a country wedding celebration Don Juan is attracted to the pretty bride, Zerlina.
He invites the whole party to his castle, taking care to keep the bridegroom out of the way: but Elvira reappears and wains Zerlina of the Don's true character.
Donna Anna is seeking Don Juan's aid in her plan for vengeance when Elvira enters to denounce him for his betrayal. He pretends that she is out of her mind, but, as he speaks, something brings to Anna the realisation that he is her father's murderer.

Contributors

Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Chorus and Orchestra: Bavarian Radio
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen
Producer: Kurt Wilhelm
Donna Anna: Marianne Koch
Sung By: Suzanne Danco
Don Ottavio, betrothed to Donna Anna: Juergen Goslar
Sung by: Josef Traxel
Don Juan: Victor Tacrik
Sung by: Paul Schoeffler
Leporello. his servant: Peer Schmidt
Sung by: Walter Berry
Donna Elvira: Agnes Finck
Sung by: Marianne Schech
Zerlina, a country bride: Ingrid Andres
Sung by: Erica Koth
Masetlo, her bridegroom: Peter Carsten
Sung by: Heinz Maria Lins

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Opera from Germany: Part of Act 1 of Don Juan

BBC Television, 25 December 1957 18.15






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