Before last night Troy had heard Don Giovanni's "Champagne Aria" Fin ch'han dal vino several times, but did not seem to care much about it.
It goes without saying that I did not push - just skipped it and played whatever he liked to hear.
Last night on our way home, quite unexpectedly I should say, he LOVED it. He loved it to the extent that he demanded to listen to it over and over again, all the 30-minute ride long and would not even try to listen to anything else!
He had the happiest of faces, clapped, laughed every time he heard Don Giovanni (or should I say Cesare Siepi) laugh, and cried when I parked the car at our house and turned the music off.
All I could do was to promise that tomorrow we'll listen to it again.
On a side note, Don Giovanni seems like a darker opera, don't you all think?
I really have to do some thorough pre-listening to sort out what would be acceptable for Troy to listen to.
P.S. That's none other than Simon Keenlyside in the picture, performing the famous hit.