I’m not an Opera critic, merely and enthusiastic consumer of the art form – and unashamedly biased in the southerly direction of WAM. This opera was one of the best and most exciting productions I’ve seen and the best at Clonter by far. The music of course is what holds this Opera together – the story simply adds to the sheer enjoyment. I spotted a small but highlt apreciated few bars of Figaro towards the end of the second act and I rather hoping that was a subtile invitation for Figaro coming to Clonter next year. If it is I’l be there for every performance!
Don Giovanni may not be the most upstanding of operatic characters – but surely he is the most interesting!