Would you expect the opening scene of an opera to feature an enormous, monstrous lobster? Neither would I; but my latest trip to the theatre proved that there's a first time for everything!
I was swept along by La Traviata and its sumptuous and sorrowful storyline.
What should you expect from your first opera experience? Sex, comedy and opulence, apparently! I review Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Mayflower Theatre, and dispel some myths about this classic style of theatre.