August 23, 2013

Don Giovanni: The (Short) Review

Sexy, tasteful, audacious, daring, minimalistic.

These are the words that immediately come to mind when describing the UCT Opera School's production of Mozart and Da Ponte's Don Giovanni, on at the Baxter Theatre this week until Saturday, and directed by Matthew Wild and conducted by Kamal Khan.

Though the audience had expressed largely mixed views on the production itself, it is most definitely worth going to see! Excellent singing and acting were delivered by all of the cast members involved, whilst the orchestration, minimalistic set and impeccable staging definitely kept this reviewer's attention rapt on the stage throughout the entire performance.

With only two more shows left (tonight and Saturday at 19:30 and 18:00 respectively), missing out on the opportunity of seeing one of the great Mozart operas in the context of a pleasant, modern staging would definitely be an unfortunate waste!

Tickets may be booked online at Computicket or any of its outlets, or at the Baxter Theatre itself. 

Hurry, as tickets are going fast!


PS A full review will be released after the production has been completed.

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