Schmopera on the radioEditorial
Readers, listen up! This coming Wednesday, January 21st, I get to join arts writer Catherine Kustanczy (Hyperallergic, xoJane, Opera News) on her brand new radio show, Hydra.
The topic? Don Giovanni: we love to hate the Don, and opera companies love to put up Mozart's "perfect" tale of history's most ubiquitous womanizer. In the midst of today's tangled cluster of opinions about gender and sexuality, what does a story like Don Giovanni tell us? Is he a sex addict? An abuser? Misunderstood? Are his women victims? Or crying wolf?