We've got you covered with Italy's big three newspapers -- Il Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, and La Stampa -- for La Scala's season opening Sant'Ambrogio Don Giovanni.
Headlines mostly addressed Milan's latest turn for opening night sobriety/austerity, the fact that Monti and Napolitano were there to support the arts, an overall victory for Barenboim/Carsen and the verb "seduce".
Milan's Corriere della Sera ran front-page coverage of a Don Giovanna that "conquered la Scala".
"Twelve minutes of applause for a successful Don Giovanni" continued Corriere's coverage. Articles covered everything from Carsen's re-write of the Don Giovanni parable to a new austerity, equally evident in guest wardrobes.
HBIC (head byotch in charge) Marta Marzotto chatted with Roberto Bolle in the foyer.
Milan seduced by Don Giovanni. Since an opera-hating Berlusconi no longer rules, it's the first time since 2004 that the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano and Milan's Prime Minister (now Mario Monti) were at the theater together. (Berlusca's one and only appearance at La Scala's opening night during 17-years for the re-opening of the theater after renovations).
Don Giovanni conquers la Scala "Stupendous Opera, Like Always: Applause and some Booing from the Loggione"
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And now for Corriere della Sera's special La Scala insert:
Now to Rome's La Repubblica:
"Don Giovanni Seduces La Scala but the Real Star is Napolitano: ten minutes of applause, outside there were protests: an egg thrown at Monti's car."
And finally, here's Torino's La Stampa: