[with thanks @sestoinfedele for the timely alert]
Opening night still in progress. I am not in Paris, but am fangirling at a distance while I wait for the reports from the White Shirt folks who are in the house tonight.
Generally, I am *so* over Annas and the ‘obligatory Giovanni attraction undercurrent’ in “Don Giovanni” stagings at large, but somehow, I mind it less in Braunschweig’s “all the attractions undercurrents are actually overcurrents, here’s the microscope” take, because it is placing such a clinical and detached gaze at the web of relational possibilities at large and doesn’t romanticize any of them. It’s a kaleidoscope of intimaticies, falling and falling into new arrangements and never find a foothold.
And in good news for everyone unable to be in Paris these days: the performance will apparently be aired on France Musique on January 1st.
2017, looks like you’ll be off to a fabulous start.