07 May 2006

Andrew Clark: All the world’s his stage

The scene is an urban wasteland at night. A young man is having sex with a woman in the back of a car while his sidekick keeps watch. An older man appears, hell-bent on attacking his daughter’s seducer.

Violence ensues, the old man is gunned down. The young man grabs a beer can and disappears.

A modern television thriller? No, the opening scene of Don Giovanni, as interpreted by Calixto Bieito.

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