The ensembles, solos and orchestral /melodic writing is equally relentless. In Act One alone we get : Ah, chi mi dice mai ; Madamina, il catalogo e questo; La ca darem la mano; Ah, fuggi il traditor; Dalla sua pace ... it goes on and on. The daimonic character is accompained by equally daimonic and inspired music and vocal writing - the result is nothing less than magic. Mozart and his librettist DaPonte created a model of creative cooperation that resonates to this time. Often imitated, always admired, but perhaps never equaled. Tune in one hour earlier this Saturday at 11:00 am for the magic of the Metropolitan Opera and Mozart's Don Giovanni, here on KPAC and KTXI.
by Ron Moore