Salzburg’s Don Giovanni falls flatNews
Romeo Castellucci’s production of Mozart’s oepra opens with a car landing with a thump on stage, followed by the commendatore’s wheelchair and a grand piano. Some basketballs. And two copulating photocopiers.
Remember Richard Jones’s machine-strewn Ring at Covent Garden? Some directors are clean out of ideas.
The rest of the show has critics reaching for noncommital verdicts. ‘Eludes a clear judgment’ says Kurier. ‘A horny man’s death,’ observes Der Standard. ‘Not shocking’ – Wiener Zeitung. Why is there a rat on the ramp? wonders Der Tagespiegel.