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

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Standard Italian libretto of what has been called the greatest opera ever composed, with a complete new English translation. Convenient and thoroughly portable — an ideal companion for reading along with a recording or the performance itself. All repeats are given in full. Introduction. List of Characters. Plot Summary.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Dover Publications (first published June 1st 1974)
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Huda Aweys
(The voice) of Truth and Goodness was higher in the end
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Between the love of life and the fact of death ...The virtue .. The love .. The justice .. The conscience
I love this opera :) <3
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صوت الحق و الخير كان اعلى في النهاية
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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
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Marina Wondrich-Rush
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
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Jong Heon
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,
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Alexander Arsov
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

Calder, Paperback, 1983.

8vo. 112 pp. English National Opera guides No. 18.

Contents

List of Illustrations

The 'Comic' Element in 'Don Giovanni' Michael F. Robinson
Music and Action in 'Don Giovanni' David Wyn Jones
Lorenzo da Ponte Christopher Raeburn

Characterisation in 'Don Giovanni'
Thematic Guide

'Don Giovanni' libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
English translation by Norman Platt and Laura Sarti

Act One
Act Two
Act Three

Additional Scenes
Discography
Bibliography
Contributors

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Rich
I think this is the Hamlet of operas.
Emma Iadanza
Mar 01, 2014 Emma Iadanza rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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!
Nikita
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.
Steffi
Gelesen zu Schulzeiten, als Vergleich mit Frischs Don Juan oder die Liebe zur Geometrie. Gefällt mir wesentlich besser als Frisch, sehr amüsant geschrieben.
Lillian
Some enjoy Don Giovanni for its ambiguity, but that is precisely why I did not enjoy it.
Jason Loeffler
An all-around jerk gets dragged to hell? What's not to like?
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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.

Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood
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