«Don Giovanni is becoming his calling card, though he also sings Leporello, as he did to acclaim this summer at the Salzburg Festival, which gives him dual insights into the roles. “I think Leporello understands Don Giovanni better than Giovanni understands himself,” Mr. Schrott said. He sketched out two frameworks for comprehending their relationship, which he considers a co-dependency.
In one, Leporello is an older, more overtly comic character. You could imagine him having worked for Giovanni’s father; when the father died, Mr. Schrott explained, he entrusted his bored, reckless son to his faithful servant. The other is to consider Leporello and Giovanni as having grown up together, servant and master in the same household.
“They played games when they were kids,” Mr. Schrott said. Leporello is jealous of Giovanni’s wealth and elegance, and the beautiful women. But inwardly he pities his master’s amorality and emotional emptiness.»
Não sei se as considerações de Schrott sobre o protagonista de A Ópera das Óperas trazem algo de novo ao mundo…
Quanto à prestação mozartiana do uruguaio, em disco, mantenho as minhas reservas…
Claro está, a figura adequa-se em pleno a Don Giovanni!
Uma vez mais, mantenho a prudência quanto a esta figura da lírica que, em Verdi, fará história, seguramente.