Last week we took time out to attend the Opera. Such a great time of year for us and like we have said before, people from all walks of life come in their furs, fakes, jeans and blinging rings. Music is for ALL of us to enjoy and we are very committed to attending all types of musical events whenever we can.
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This time it was Don Giovanni by Mozart. (Very quick background story: this is a very risque story of a womanizing man who gets his comeuppance.) This adaptation, presented by the New Zealand Opera, was a modern one fit with cell phones, stripper poles and blended suits. We have seen this opera before but never displayed like this and we appreciated all that it was. Amazing voices and a fresh approach made this play exactly what Mozart intended it to be. I would like to think he would have loved the updated costumes and witnessing a common social theme carried out with relevance many centuries later. We have seen Mozart in manyvenues: from tiny parks to world famous Opera houses but the resoundingly important factor was the quality of the music and singers. This show by the NZ Opera did not disappoint by any means giving us a proper opera night.