Rigoletto is wonderful and so is Otello.
Turandot is superlative, and The Marriage of Figaro made me fall in love with opera, but Don Giovanni is still my favourite.
I haven’t read any reviews yet, and I suspect that this Don Giovanni will divide audiences.
I adored the OA 20 year old production with crashing columns and musicians on stage, so for me this had a lot to live up to.
It was like falling in love all over again.
A beautiful aria here. Then delicious counterpoint there. and so many many layers.
For me the production was like watching a black and white film, with a little hand colouration. Some of the audience were overheard saying that they ‘couldn’t see the photos it was so dark…”
I love Teddy TR in this role, but I’m sure all the ladies, and quite a few of the men will certainly wish they got to see a little more flesh!
I simply adore Tamsin Fiebig as Zerlina. And the rest of the cast are really great particularly the Commendatore played by Jud Arthur.
But most of all I love the story. And the man that serves the story so well with his music, Herr Mozart.
We are NOT worthy (yet!)
Until next time,