Where were they?
There must be a certain overlap between those who enjoy music and those who might be attending the opening 24 hours of the new Blanton, but there were certainly a great many empty seats at Don Giovanni. It's not that the tickets were not sold. Subscriptions are doing well. Anyhow, those not present really did miss a good show, even with the lighting misstep at the end. The orchestra was a bit muddy at first, and Dona Elvira is not a slapstick character. Otherwise, this was a fine performance for the singing alone, all apart from any contribution from the production values.