REVIEW: They Love a Piano: Don Giovanni at Curtis/Opera Philadelphia (for Parterre Box)

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Dennis Chmelensky and Vartan Gabrielian in Don Giovanni at Curtis / Opera Philadelphia. (Photo by Tobin Del Cuore)

Piano, pianissimo, pianississimo. In music, usually this means soft, softer, and even softer. This time, though, I mean it literally: the musical instrument—pianos, more pianos, even more pianos. Uprights of various vintages are moved around strategically in arresting configurations. This forest of pianos is the only furniture on the stage, aside from a bench or two.

What has it to do with Don Giovanni? I’m still trying to figure it out…

Read the full review at Parterre Box.

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