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Solti conducted Don Giovanni in nineperformances during the 1954 Glyndebourne season :on July 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27. These performances of Don Giovanni were Georg Solti’s only Glyndebourne appearances. This complete performance was broadcast live from the opera house on 17 July 1954. The source recording is part of the’Itter Broadcast Collection’ held by Lyrita Recorded Edition Trust.
Leporello Servant to Don Giovanni – Benno Kusche
Donna Anna, Daughter of the Commendatore and betrothed to Don Ottavio – Margaret Harshaw
Don Giovanni a Young and Licentious Nobleman – James Pease
The Commendatore – Hervey Alan
Don Ottavio – Léopold Simoneau
Donna Elvira a Lady from Burgos, abandoned by Don Giovanni – Sena Jurinac
Zerlina a Peasant Girl – Anny Schlemm
Masetto a Peasant, betrothed to Zerlina – Thomas Hemsley