After “Much Ado” I finally managed to catch a screening of this last night… 2 years ago, I was fortunate enough to be cast in my first film! Well, its now hit the Big Screen and it was so exciting to see it in its entirety. What a beautiful piece of cinema - well worth a look! Despite being set in the trenches of World War One (was freezing filming down there by the way - I’d be a crap soldier….) the overall effect is quite magical and very beautiful. The colours are rich, and attention to detail really very touching. It’s quite a tapestry.Blink and you’ll miss me but my fellow Chorus mates and I were used quite a lot on those freezing February 6am starts at Shepperton Studios, so we do make a few appearances! The CGI is amazing, and I can’t wait to get the DVD now! Seeing our names scroll up the credits was awesome, feel really lucky to have been involved.
And, it’s a small world, turns out the Assistant Director on the film is my present Opera Director’s son! Mozart brings great people together, that’s for sure.
It’s getting a staggered release by the looks of things with it ‘touring’ in different towns. The cinema I saw it at was practically empty so I guess it won’t be hanging around the multiplex long, which is a shame.
A schedule can be found here so you can check when it’s near you.