1. Nicholas Muni
    February 12, 2015 @ 5:32 am

    Hi Ken;
    Thanks for the nice article. You make a couple of points that you attribute to me but are not what I believe. First, I believe it is a dramma giocosa–but not an opera buffa. Second, I don’t believe DaPonte tacked on the epilogue to deflect criticism of the title character. I have read that theory–but I don’t ascribe to it. I believe it is a key part of the story and that is why the authors included it in both Prague and (in a somewhat shortened version) in Vienna. No biggie, I am not upset or anything, just wanted to clarify. Also, I have not directed this production in Great Britain, just Canada and US.
    It was very nice to meet you and I hope you enjoy the performance. It’s a lovely cast.
    best wishes,


  2. Ken Herman
    February 12, 2015 @ 11:14 pm

    I made a few changes in the article to conform to the observations noted in Nicholas Muni’s response. I appreciate his gentle candor.


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