Mozart's setting of Da Ponte's libretto is a masterpiece of quick wit and beauty, of timeless human foibles and discomforting ambiguity. The plotline only seems daft if the singers fail to communicate the searching relationships therein. The opera only feels long if the orchestra fails to drive it with enough grit and pathos.
We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules, which are available here.
Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.