Time: 4:30 PM
Location: The Seniors Centre, Simcoe Room
56 Francis Street, Kingston
Event: Talk by Morris Orzech
Don Giovanni: Should We Care What People Think?
Mozart's Don Giovanni has evoked phrases such a "Mozart's supreme theatrical achievement," "a work without blemish of uninterrupted perfection," and even "holy ground." Despite these superlatives, words such as "problematic" and "ambiguous" often appear in descriptions of the work. What attributes of the work lead to this praise and criticism, and should Da Ponte, the librettist, be credited or blamed for them? Perhaps a sampling of music and story will help you decide whether these questions are relevant to the pleasure the opera has afforded since its debut.
All are welcome.
This event is free to members of the Kingston
Opera Guild. If not a member of the Kingston Opera Guild, there is a fee of $5 payable to the Seniors Association, Kingston Region (613-548-7810).
Following the talk, a light meal consisting of soup, sandwiches, dessert and beverage will be served. The cost of the meal is $12, payable to the Seniors Association, Kingston Region. Please sign up by call 613-548-7810 by December 8, 2014.