Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Don Giovanni... for beginners

We went to the Opera House last week, to see one of my favourite's - Don Giovanni. The performance was splendid and you can read my review of it here. But - like a great many operas - it has a somewhat convoluted plot. It's also sung in Italian, and even if you're a fluent native speaker I'd guess it'd be a little tricky at times to follow what was going on.

Talking to people about it afterwards, I was struggling to give a coherent, accurate synopsis. What happens? someone asked. What's the story? Well if only I'd found this video before, I could've done Da Ponte's plot some justice.

Now there's no excuse not to know what's happening!