November 17, 2007

Don Giovanni

I recently took a trip to Prague in the Czech Republic with my two sisters and brother-in-law. If you don't see Mozart's Don Giovanni, you haven't seen Prague, said one of the flyers in the hotel. However, the opera is presented only twice a month at the Estates' Theater, its original home. My sister Lynn and I settled for the next best thing: marionette version!
We saw a couple of puppet theaters during our walkabouts. The tickets cost 490 Kč each ($27) and the show lasted an hour and a half.
the servant Leporello keeping watch outside while Don Giovanni tries to seduce Donna Anna
The puppets got pretty frisky at times, but not quite up to "Avenue Q" or "Team America" standards.
Donna Anna and her fiance Don Ottavio with her recently deceased father, Don Pedro (Il Commendatore) *Dekuji to Lynn and her kick-ass camera for these last two pictures!
Lots of comic moments during the show and the music is great.


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