La Scala’s Risky Choice of Conductor Pays Off in `Don Giovanni’

mussbach.jpgBy Shirley Apthorp [, 11 October 2006]
Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) — La Scala’s new “Don Giovanni” is nihilist, minimalist and high-risk.
Blank walls, black-and white-costumes and a total absence of frippery characterize Peter Mussbach’s somber take on Mozart’s work, heralding closer links between the Milanese house and the distant Berlin Staatsoper.