Don self-absorbed and solitary?

photograph by Bill Cooper

Royal Opera House Director of Opera Kasper Holten’s first dive into directing a production at Covent Garden was a belly-flop Eugene Onegin. He was been more successful with the current Don Giovanni, at least to the extent that seeing and hearing it is an enjoyable experience.  If his staging contains no new insights into the piece or its title character, it is good to look at, and sung and played … [Read more...]