Filmed at the 1954 Salzburg Festival, this restored and technically enhanced recording of "Don Giovanni" (Stage director: Herbert Graf) is more than simply a superb performance of one of the world's most lastingly popular operas with an exquisite cast led by Cesare Siepi (Don Giovanni), Elisabeth Grümmer (Donna Anna) and Lisa della Casa (Donna Elvira). It is the last visual document of Wilhelm Furtwängler's art, the legacy of a great conductor. A giant among 20th-century conductors, Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954) was associated for many years with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. After the war, he discovered a new, exceptionally rewarding venue for his artistry at the Salzburg Festival. Beginning with "Fidelio" in 1948, Furtwängler ushered in a golden age of memorable performances in Salzburg.