Infamous womanizer Don Giovanni makes conquest after conquest, leaving seduced and abandoned women in his wake. When the ghost of the Commendatore he has killed appears he is given a final chance to change his philandering ways or face the terrors of hell. Joseph Losey's hugely successful adaptation of Mozart's greatest opera features wonderful performances from an excellent cast and stunning cinematography.
Stick to the stage
- Mozart: Don Giovanni review by DW
I had had high hopes of Joseph Losey, a director I much admired, taking on the Mozart. Alas, his idea of actually filming the opera, giving it some real Italian locations, was wasted on me. Venice and Palladian's countryside only distracted from the usual staged intimacy of the plot and whilst the performers did their best there was no denying that their singing was in fact mimed to pre-recordings.