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Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Teatro Regio Torino / Turin / Music / Stage

In a rare return to the pit of an opera house, Riccardo Muti reanimates Mozart’s Rake’s Progress as only he can. The director on this occasion is the maestro’s daughter Chiara Muti, previously his collaborator on the Teatro Regio’s fleet production of Così Fan Tutte. The multitalented Luca Micheletti, fourth-generation scion of a family of strolling players, takes the title role. The other names in the predominantly Italian cast are less familiar in Muti’s prior realizations of the sulfur-dusted score (including such avatars of the antihero as Thomas Allen, Samuel Ramey, and Carlos Álvarez). One we’re especially looking forward to is the tenor Giovanni Sala, a lyrical marvel in Muti’s Torino Così. This time Sala appears as Don Ottavio, a character often dismissed as a limp noodle with pretty tunes but more accurately a lover and a warrior constrained by iron Spanish decorum. —M.G.

Teatro Regio Torino Castello, 215, 10124 Torino TO, Italy
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