It’s been a week when I’ve faced another bout of corona-related concert postponements – I knew they were inevitable, but it still was a bit of a blow when they actually happened. So what better than a glass of musical champagne to cheer me up. Known as ‘the champagne aria’ this is Don Giovanni being utterly outrageous, planning a party with wine and girls (yes, he’s really an absolute monster, but with music like this, it’s very hard to disapprove of his antics).
Somehow, this was actually my first live Messiah since lockdown. Dunelm Consort and Players made it worth the wait in an evening pulsating with energy and joy.