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The best Don Giovanni I have ever seen,
By A Customer
This review is from: Don Giovanni [VHS] (VHS Tape)
The Don Giovanni by Mozart is here played in the misty plains surrounding the Brenta villas near Padua and in the lagoon around Venice in Italy. In this way, Losey creates true settecento mysterious atmospheres in places very close to those that Mozart imagined. Thus the atmospheres of each scene are perfectly rendered with a tremendous suggestion. The singers are excellent and their playing is perfectly suited to the opera characters. It is clear that such a mix of excellent music, interpreters, and movie play can only give a movie, perfect in every sense and most difficult to equal.