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29 June 2018 - 17 July 2018
11 Reviews See All
In spite of a few difficulties with a production that is still not perfect, the sheer strength of the cast, combined with Marc Minkowski’s sensitive and astutely observed conducting, make this the b
The staging’s high-tech freneticism is matched in this revival by orchestral playing that’s usually a notch too loud for the singers.
The new revival, its second, has been cannily cast. A big production needs powerful voices and there are Met-level superstars in this – every one of them a winner.
Not everything in this frantic production illuminates the opera, but it’s a thrilling ride thanks to the excellent singing.
On the other hand, Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni, whose designs by Es Devlin seemed irritatingly tricksy the first time round, has settled satisfyingly into its skin under the guiding hand of revival
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