La Scala's 2011/12 season officially opened earlier tonight with a new Robert Carsen production of Don Giovanni. OC was there -- more tomorrow so she can wash all this Armani Eyes to Kill smokiness from her heavy lids & tuck into Bellora sheets -- but the principal cast pretty much rocked. Barenboim and Carsen, not so much.
We're looking forward to the second rotation of Don Giovanni, which doubles our pleasure with Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as both Don Giovanni and Leporello. We asked him about playing the Ace and the Wingman (and more) in our latest piece for OC's Stasera Esco on Grazia.it.