30 January 2019 | foutainoflife
I thought this was a creative take on Mozart's Don Giovanni. Granted that I don't know much about the opera, I can appreciate the complexity and artistry of the music and the beauty in the talent and range of the vocalists. It is my understanding that this is a fictional story written based on actual events. I can only assume that this implies that Mozart composed Don Giovanni in Prague but the story surrounding the composition in the film is fictional. Regardless, I enjoyed watching this.
The great things in this film are the music, the vocalists, the costuming, the settings and emotion. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't more focus on how devious the barron was. I felt like the fear of his cruelty was seen clearly in most of the characters but his actions causing fear just weren't explained enough to justify so much fear.
I'm not sure that I will watch this again but I'm glad I decided to check it out.