OP1502. DON GIOVANNI, Live Performance, 24 July, 1956, Salzburg, w.Mitropoulos Cond. Vienna Staatsoper;
Cesare Siepi, Fernando Corena, Gottlob Frick, Elisabeth Grümmer, Lisa della Casa, Rita Streich,
Léopold Simoneau & Walter Berry; LISA DELLA CASA, w.Árpád Sándor (Pf.): Songs by Schubert, Brahms & Wolf,
Live Performance, 11 Aug., 1957, Salzburg. (E.U.) 3–Myto 00128. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 8014399501286
"...from a live performance in Salzburg, 1956, the bicentenary of Mozart’s birth. What a cast! With Dimitri Mitropoulos and the Vienna Phil in the pit, Rita Streich as Zerlina, Lisa Della Casa as Donna Elvira, Elisabeth Grümmer as Donna Anna, Walter Berry as Masetto, Fernando Corena as Leporello and Cesare Siepi as Don Giovanni one could hardly imagine a more starry gathering. On top of that we get the sterling Don Ottavio of Leopold Simoneau. The sound is distant but clear, the production noisy but the singing is God-sent."
“A Golden Age [above] of sorts, and as represented by this outstanding DON GIOVANNI, a genuine one….this combination of fine singers in peak form makes for a magical performance….”
- James Camner, FANFARE