A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.

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Carlos Saura
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Tobias Moretti ... Giacomo Casanova
Eulàlia Ramon ... Nobildonna
Sergi Roca Sergi Roca ... Lorenzo giovane
Anna Saura Ramón Anna Saura Ramón ... Bambina battezzata (as Anna Saura)
Francesco Barilli Francesco Barilli ... Vescovo
Lorenzo Balducci ... Lorenzo Da Ponte
Elena Cucci ... Francesca Barbarigo
Sebastiano Lo Monaco Sebastiano Lo Monaco ... Barbarigo
Sylvia De Fanti ... Tipoletta
Javier Munzò Javier Munzò ... Giocatore
Franco Interlenghi ... Padre di Annetta
Emilia Verginelli Emilia Verginelli ... Annetta
Lino Guanciale ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cristina Giannelli Cristina Giannelli ... Caterina Cavalieri / Donna Anna
Ketevan Kemoklidze ... Adriana Ferrarese / Donna Elvira
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A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.

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Carnaval
Composto, orchestrato e diretto da Roque Baños
Percussioni: Pedro Estevan
Flauti: Jaime Muñoz
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A worthy take on Don Giovanni
20 October 2011 | by tcherikoSee all my reviews

The film concerns the making of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, from the point of view of the librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte. It portrays the main events and characters in the opera as a reflection of da Ponte's own life. I don't know if this is true historically, but it doesn't matter. As an artistic proposition, the idea is legitimate.

As a lover of the actual opera, I expected little of this film but was favorably surprised. The film captures the exceptional mixture of drama and frivolity in the opera itself. In an understated manner, it also does justice to the tormented figure of Mozart and his extraordinary mixture of joie de vivre and tragedy.

The photography, dealing with eighteenth-century material from a modern perspective, is simply breathtaking. So is the pace of events, which again is a reflection of the innovations in this respect in the opera itself.

Highly recommended, especially if you love the opera.


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Italian | German

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23 October 2009 (Italy) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$253,078
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