Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 14 May 2017
Don Giovanni as “unlimited myth” at La Scala
In 2011 Robert Carsen’s Don Giovanni inaugurated the La Scala season amid disputes about its outrageous modernity. The same production now returns at the Milanese theatre and it looks hyper-traditional in comparison to what has been seen in the stagings by Calixto Bieito, Martin Kušej, Claus Guth, Dmitri Tcherniakov or Krzysztof Warlikowski, to name just a few.
On the first notes of the ouverture, and with lights still lit in the auditorium, Don Giovanni comes out of a stage-box and breaks onto the scene by pulling down the curtain…