9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
disregard the average review rating on this one!,
This review is from: Mozart: Don Giovanni (Audio CD)
I have owned this since the year it was issued, and many other Don's before and after. I am reviewing it at this late date because I stumbled onto this patently unfair average review of 3 stars. It gives Amazon customers--not Harnoncourt--a bad name. This is the performance that made me realize it was Mozart's most important opera. Of the reviews, read 'a music fan' from 1999. Disregard all of those that approached this with the fixed idea that some conductor (e.g. Giulini) or some singer (e.g. Siepi) had already done THE great Don. In case you doubt my opinion, I will add that of the modern recordings only this and Giulini are diapason d'ors.