Don Giovanni Unmasked (#2612)
Featuring one of the world's most sensational young baritones, Russia's Dmitri Hvorostovsky, this one-hour adaptation of Don Giovanni retells the Mozart masterpiece from the point of view of Don Giovanni's servant, Leporello. Taking the form of a film within a film, it is simultaneously set in two separate eras -- 1930s Hollywood and 17th- century Spain. Opening in 1930, the program presents Leporello as the host of a movie, set in 1620 Seville, that reveals the longstanding secret of his master's identity. Through the intricate use of special effects, Hvorostovsky performs the roles of Leporello and Don Giovanni, transcending time and space to offer a tantalizing new perspective on Don Giovanni and his ultimately tragic romantic escapades. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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