The first "Don Giovanni" I've ever seen, so maybe that's why I love it so much. It's almost perfect. Herbert von Karajan is great (how could it be otherwise!). Everyone of the cast is wonderful. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is tragic and passionate, Kathleen Battle sweet, merry and innocent, and Julia Varady best of them three. The way she sings her second act aria! No one ever did it better. Feruccio Furlanetto is the best Leporello I've ever heard and seen. But of course the most important is Don Giovanni. Samuel Ramey sings absolutely wonderful and acts even better. He is both charming and bold as Don Giovanni ought to be. Just hear it and watch it.
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