Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (1952)
Label: Walhall Eternity
REHFUSS RYSANEK SIMONEAU PARIS VOCAL ENSEMBLE ORCHESTRE DE LA SOCIETE DES CONCERTS DU CONSERVATOIRE ROSBAUD CORTIS, HANS ROSBAUD
The stature and recognized genius of Mozart’s late operas, including Don Giovanni has forever transcended the considerable changes in performance traditions and audience tastes. Appreciation for a previous generation’s approach to this work can be heard on this live 1952 performance from Aix-en-Provence starring a fine, if not wholly well-remembered singing cast that includes Leonie Rysanek, Léopold Simoneau, Heinz Ruhfuss, Marcello Cortis and Carla Martinis. Hans Rosbaud, a conductor who has undergone some critical reassessment in the last few years, conducts.