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Mozart's Don Giovanni (the Dover Opera Libretto Series)

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Don Giovanni has been called the greatest opera ever composed, an almost perfect work. Along with Aida, La Bohème, and Carmen, Mozart's masterpiece is one of the most often performed operas. The work is so admired that when the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini was asked which of his own operas he liked best, Rossini unhesitatingly replied, "Don Giovanni."
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Dover Publications (first published September 16th 1971)
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Huda Aweys
(The voice) of Truth and Goodness was higher in the end
Between the love of life and the fact of death ...The virtue .. The love .. The justice .. The conscience
I love this opera :) <3
صوت الحق و الخير كان اعلى في النهاية
ما بين عشق الحياة و حقيقة الموت ..
الفضيلة .. الحب .. العدالة .. الضمير
كانت اوبرا (دون جيوفاني) او (دون جوان) لموتسارت
و اللي صورت نهاية سيئة و بشعة حتى على المستوى الروحي و الديني لدون جوان ، قد يكون المقصود منها هنا مقصد معنوي فقط نتيجة لعذاب الضمير و
Feb 05, 2015 Marina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so, I didn't actually read this. But I just saw it, and I feel like that counts for something.
The libretto is hardly ever the chief virtue of an opera, and Don Giovanni is no exception. Regardless of its dubious ~literary merit~, I loved this opera, with all of its ridiculous melodrama and bawdy humor (he had 1,003 girls in Spain!!).
The ending was SO WILD. Like, by some turn of events, Don Giovanni ends up in a ghostly statuary, and then this statue starts talking, then he invites the statue
Jong Heon
Jan 04, 2015 Jong Heon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is about the "Don Giovanni" opera in the Czech National Marionette Theatre.

I would like to write a review about "Don Giovanni". Basically, Don Giovanni is an opera that consists of two acts, and it was made in 1787 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. To be specific, Mozart was a person who only composed the opera. It was Lorenzo Da Ponte who actually made the script for this opera.
From now on, I will describe the summary of this play. "Don Giovanni" who is the main character of this play,
Jason Loeffler
An all-around jerk gets dragged to hell? What's not to like?
Dec 21, 2014 Lilian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read, listened.
Oct 16, 2015 Rich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, music
I think this is the Hamlet of operas.

I think Don Giovanni (the opera, not the character) makes an inquiry into whether the height of certain human emotions make sense. There are a multitude of serious emotions in the opera and they are believable, due to the music and the libretto, but the opera questions each nevertheless. Inquires about the multitude of emotions.
Emma Iadanza
Mar 01, 2014 Emma Iadanza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Opera enthusiasts, Italian students
One of the best operas, Don Giovanni is one of the most interesting versions of the Don Juan story. Although it was a fail in Vienna, it was a success in Prague! Go da Ponte/Mozart!
Great story and would be great to see as an operatic performance, but I don't recommend reading the libretto. It's just like reading a bunch of repetitive song lyrics.
Feb 06, 2010 Steffi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gelesen zu Schulzeiten, als Vergleich mit Frischs Don Juan oder die Liebe zur Geometrie. Gefällt mir wesentlich besser als Frisch, sehr amüsant geschrieben.
Mar 16, 2009 Lillian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some enjoy Don Giovanni for its ambiguity, but that is precisely why I did not enjoy it.
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May 21, 2015 Bruce Crown rated it really liked it
An Opera by Mozart; what else do you need to know?
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart full name Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over six hundred works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

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