Monday, May 6, 2013

And Speaking of Don Giovanni...(In Paris)

Markus Werba and Miah Persson
So I was listening to more of the Schwetzinger Festpiele Concerts. I clicked on an unknown (to me) name, and found a program of lieder sung by tenor Daniel Behle.  

As is my wont, when I find a "new" singer, I googled Herr Behle, and discovered he was in a recent production of Don Giovanni in Paris. So I googled "Don Giovanni Paris 2013" and found the Théâtre des Champs Elysées site and schedule. This is the order in which the cast is listed there:

Markus Werba Don Giovanni 
Miah Persson Donna Elvira 
Daniel Behle Don Ottavio 
Sophie Marin-Degor  Donna Anna
Robert Gleadow Leporello 
Serena Malfi Zerlina 
Nahuel Di Pierro Masetto 
Steven Humes The Commendatore

OMG!   Miah Persson as Elvira??? This I gotta see. And so do you:

Heavenly! Robert Gleadow and Markus Werbe as Leporello and the Don. Not bad either! Here's the finale of Act 1:

The internet can be a big old time sink; but then again, there are so many treasures out there waiting to be found!  Oh, and Daniel Behle? Stay tuned!


  1. I had exactly the same thought as you when I saw the words Miah Persson and Elvira - I must see/hear this! I'd love to watch the whole thing.

  2. I really want to Gleadow's Leporello. I've seen him live a few times and he never disappoints.

  3. I think there are a few more excerpts, and some rehearsal footage on YT, plus some items (in French, no doubt) on the Théâtre des Champs Elysées website. Also, I think there was a broadcast recently, but not sure if it was audio only, or video.

    1. Oh duh! Of course there was a video broadcast. The videos have the MEZZO logo in the corner! Doh! Now we just have to wait for someone to upload the whole thing. :)

    2. It'll happen. I have great faith in opera bootleggers.

    3. Me too! Thank goodness, they always manage.

  4. Well, this made my day. And the production looks intriguing...

    1. 1. Yay!
      2. I agree. And Théâtre des Champs Elysées has a few rehearsal clips on their YT channel.

  5. And an audio bootleg has already appeared! God, I love the internet.


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