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Greenlit: Rolando Meets Don Giovanni, BBC2

Rolando Meets Don Giovanni w/t  – Acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazon explores the story of one of the best-known operas of all time in Rolando The first ever performance of the opera was an enormous success, delighting both Mozart and the city that had taken him to their hearts. But what brought them all, composer and audience, theatre manager and cast, to this time and place? Rolando explores the run-up to that candle-lit first performance, looking at the music of the opera and the social setting in which it was first performed, before recreating the finale of the opera which received such a rapturous reception.

Channel: BBC4

TX: April 2014

Source: BBC press release


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