First NightMay 4, 2013
Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated … See full summary »
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 4.8/10 (101 voted)
Director: Christopher Menaul
Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of a female conductor he has been pursuing whom – it just so happens – is the first to be recruited for his showpiece.
Music, Laughter and Romance.
Filming Locations: Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Did You Know?
The film features music from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his famous opera 'Cosi Fan Tutte', also known as 'School For Lovers'. See more »
Mozart Comedy Sizzle = Laughter
This is a movie that is engaging from the first scene taking you in to
the world of opera with a group (led by the very entertaining Richard
E. Grant who fancies an open air concert at his lavish
estate)rehearsing Mozart's Così Fan Tutte and life imitating art with
amusing consequences. The casting was faultless, the music wonderful
and the synced operatic voices seamless. If there was one fault it
would be that the movie was too short. You do not need knowledge of
opera to appreciate this movie as the on screen action speaks an
international language that will have you laughing out loud at the
antics on screen. I saw this movie at a preview at Kings Place in
London where the conditions were not ideal for a cinematic experience
but once the light went down I was entranced. I am looking forward to
its cinema release sometime this September 2011 and to its release on
Blu-Ray as I could watch and listen to this movie several times. The
viewing I was at was followed by a a talk by Stephen Evans who
explained how the late john Mortimer was instrumental in choosing the
opera for the film but sadly passed on prior to the movie been made. In
a Q&A he was enlightening in the way films are conceived and brought to
the screen so in his words ' this is a bit of a laugh with a bit of
sizzle'. To further explain the plot would be to spoil the experience.
WATCH & ENJOY.