Opera is the subject, medium and language of Jiri Menzel's inventive if overstretched comedy.
While French films and TV skeins often spur international remakes, homegrown musicals seldom travel beyond the Gallic border. Dove Attia and Albert Cohen, who have produced five shows that have sold…
Opera lovers, a potentially large demographic, are targeted by "First Night," a frothy English country-house romp that throws in hefty portions of Mozart.
Mozart's sublime music, James Conlon great conducting, and a solid ensemble of world-class singer-performers. What more can an operagoer want? Perhaps a fresh take on an old warhorse. Mozart would…
Costumer about Mozart's older sister incorporates just enough fiction to bring history into focus.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey shifts into high gear with a richly textured production of Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus." Sumptuously mounted and staged, the 1979 courtly thriller is acted with…
The music is sublime, but the words keep getting in the way. Documaker Phil Grabsky takes a respectfully genteel if not downright worshipful approach to his subject throughout "In Search of Mozart,"…
Horror, humor and heartache claimed the top slots at Clermont-Ferrand as "The Last Dog in Rwanda," by Jens Assur of Sweden, won the Intl. Grand Prix, Philippe Pollet-Villard's "The Mozart of…
The second Intl. Historical Film Festival of La Laguna will honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Event will take place Oct. 17-21 in Tenerife, the largest of Spain's…
You would think that, faced with a choice between a genius composer who speaks for God and a musical hack, there would be no contest. But Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus" stacks the deck, giving his…
Material that easily could have been turned into cringe-inducing TV movie sap has been handled with reasonable intelligence and authenticity in "Mozart & the Whale." Lacking a distrib, pic faces an…
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