Oct 16, 2009


A little Don Giovanni anecdote to start the weekend right. (I mean, I know opera anecdotes always start my weekend right!)

At the end of the opera, Giovanni descends into hell. Often the director and set designer render that descent by use of a trap door. Well, variations of the story say that the singer was too overweight and got stuck or that the elevator that takes him below stage gets stuck. Regardless, Giovanni is trapped, half in view to the audience. A quick-witted voice from the balcony cries "Hooray! Hell's full!"

See you tomorrow at the Meet the Cast event. Perhaps the singers have some fun stories like this.


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