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An Immoralist Black Comedy

GIUSEPPE PENNISI reports on a controversial
new production of Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'
which opened La Scala's 2011-12 season in Milan

 

Even during an 'austerity program' such as that Italy is now undergoing, 7 December is a glittering night in Milan. It is the holiday to celebrate Saint Ambrose, the city patron since the Middle Ages. The apex of the celebration is the inauguration of La Scala's season. This year, the head of state, the prime minister, the presidents of the regional and the provincial councils, the mayor (and their spouses) were in the royal box...

Copyright © 12 December 2011 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

DON GIOVANNI

LA SCALA

MILAN

ITALY

DANIEL BARENBOIM

ANNA NETREBKO

BRYN TERFEL

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