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11 Oct 2006

La Scala's Risky Choice of Conductor Pays Off in `Don Giovanni'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=akR3EdJ8iIfo&refer=muse

mussbach.jpgBy Shirley Apthorp [Bloomberg.com, 11 October 2006]

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- La Scala's new ``Don Giovanni'' is nihilist, minimalist and high-risk.

Blank walls, black-and white-costumes and a total absence of frippery characterize Peter Mussbach's somber take on Mozart's work, heralding closer links between the Milanese house and the distant Berlin Staatsoper.

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