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18 Jun 2007

Hey, Giovanni, Put a Shirt on. You’ll Catch Cold.

Erwin Schrott as Don GiovanniBy ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 18 June 2007]

LONDON, June 17 — The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden recently broadcast its production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” on outdoor screens around this city, part of the BP Summer Big Screens initiative. The revival of this grippingly spare and psychologically probing 2002 staging by the director Francesca Zambello, shown on Friday evening, was especially suited to big-screen close-ups thanks to an exceptionally attractive and involving cast.

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