Monday, April 06, 2009

Don Giovanni - revisited

From the Opera on the James web site:
Opera on the James presents a season of grand opera blazing with passion and conflict. Two highly controversial masterworks from the annals of operatic history—Verdi’s La Traviata and Mozarts’ Don Giovanni—come to life as Opera on the James explores the intensely emotional, tragic cost of human exploitation.
Don Giovani was spectacular. But LONG. 3 1/2 hours! I was going to leave at intermission but I'm glad I didn't. The final scenes where he goes to Hell were magnificent. They had a good size pit orchestra too. Only a couple of Lynchburg musicians, the rest out-of towners.
Bass player from Washington, DC - I didn't know. I'm sure getting out of the loop, as they say.
I got home so late from the performance on Sunday that we got Chinese take-out from Kings Island for supper. I just wanted to remember our fortunes out of the fortune cookies:
Mine was: 'You will always get what you want throught your charm and personality' (Ha!)
Dad's was : 'You are the master of every situation' (pretty much).


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