A classical music blog by music critic Tim Mangan
Set design by Frank Gehry, costumes by Rodarte, direction by Christopher Alden.
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Don Giovanni, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mozart, opera
May 20, 2012
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Does this mean we get to look forward to a review?
Maybe, maybe not. I reviewed it for Musical America. Sometimes they make reviews available for non-subscribers, sometimes they don’t. If I get a link that’s free to non-subscribers, I’ll be sure to post it here. You’re going to review, yes?
My review of Don Giovanni is up over at MusicalAmerica.com … but can only be read by subscribers. fyi.
Yes, I’m going to review. In fact, I was hoping to have it up by now, but it needs just a little more time. It’ll be up later tonight.
Read your review. Both Mrs. CKDH and I thought that the following was freakin’ brilliant:
“Zerlina gets the most color; with lavender hair and dress she looks like an 18th Century Katy Perry.”
Impressive! Thanks for sharing
I read that for some reason this production hasn’t been videotaped or recorded. If correct, that’s very disappointing. But it’s also quite puzzling since I’d think the Philharmonic’s management would deem such an unusual presentation (ie, a non-opera company performing in a non-opera house) worth preserving for posterity.
but can only be read by subscribers
That’s a shame because I’d like to have seen it. It’s disarming (but economically understandable, since publications do pay for copy) when the words of a person are totally beyond his or her control.
Well, it was a little wierd. With those guys dressed in all white walking ever so slowly moving the cubes around the white stage, and the singers, when they had nothing else to do, revolving slowly around the cubes, it was like Don Giovanni: A Space Odyssey.
It must be tough to sing lying flat on your back?
It was good, very good, even though the Dude got a little carried away at the end of the climactic scene and drowned out the vocals. He did a great job with the overture.
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