recently). This weekend, it will be an evening of a slightly different type, albeit on a stage: an evening watching and listening to Don Giovanni, my favourite opera. I have seen many operas live on stage, but never this one, believe it or not. It will be the first time.
So anyway, a few months ago I saw a poster in one of the local charity shops about this production of Don Giovanni, for a charity organization, in a nearby town. It has a longer interval, so the audience can have a picnic as dinner/supper. My kind of evening. But in any case, only because of the opera, I knew I had to see it. Getting the tickets was a bit of a pain and slow: I actually had to send a cheque by mail, they do not accept other payments. Nevertheless, I received the tickets today. So I can barely wait. To illustrate this post, I have uploaded an image from this book. An image that would fit Le Nozze di Figaro better, but since we are going to have a meal with the performance, it does fit at least the circumstances. And to celebrate this upcoming evening, I have decided to upload here the overture of the opera I love so much.
Monday, 8 September 2014
An evening with Mozart
Labels: books, Don Giovanni, Le Petit Ménestrel, livre, livres, Mozart, music, musique, opéra, picnic, pique-nique, stage, théâtre
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Oh, my! What an amazing opportunity! I'd jump at the chance myself!:-)
Well I so hope that it's a good production & that you love it...I'm lucky enough to have seen it live many times, including once at The Met in NYC...an absolutely amazing experience. The music, as you know, is sublime...
i love this opera and have never seen it either. enjoy and report back!
Thank you all for commenting. And of course I will blog about it again.
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