IL BOEMO Movie Italy/Czech 2022 Philippe Jaroussky, Emöke Baráth
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Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Il Boemo
- Composer: Mysliveček Josef
- Libretto: Petr Václav
- Venue & Opera Company: Shooting locations in the Czech Republic included the Estates Theatre, the Martinic Palace and the Colloredo–Mansfeld Palace in Prague, the château at Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, the Doksany Convent and the Cistercian monastery in Plasy, and the Mahen Theater in Brno.
- Recorded: 2022
- Type: Movie
- Singers: Philippe Jaroussky, Emöke Baráth, Raffaella Milanesi, Simona Šaturová
- Conductor: Václav Luks
- Orchestra: Collegium 1704
Information about the Recording
- Published by: Mimesis Film
- Date Published: 2022
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs
- Video Recording from: bontonland.cz     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Il Boemo (lit. ’The Bohemian’) is a 2022 feature film about the life and career of the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček (1737–1781), directed by Petr Václav. Mysliveček was one of the most acclaimed and prolific composers of opera seria in Italy in the second half of the eighteenth century, and mentor and friend to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The film stars Vojtěch Dyk, Elena Radonicich, Barbara Ronchi, and Lana Vlady. The music for the film has been recorded by the Czech ensemble Collegium 1704 led by Václav Luks, featuring international soloists such as Philippe Jaroussky, Emöke Baráth, Raffaella Milanesi, and Simona Šaturová. It was selected as the Czech entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards. It premiered at 70th San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 19, 2022.
The son of a Prague miller, who expected him to follow in his footsteps, Mysliveček as a young man flees to Venice to realize his dream of becoming a composer. Against all odds he manages, becomes known as “Il Boemo” (i.e. “Czech”), and his success surpasses even his own expectations. During the 1770s, he is at his most prolific, composing numerous works in the genre of Italian opera seria.
The soundtrack will be released by Warner Classics on their Erato label. Another advisor was the American musicologist Daniel E. Freeman, author of the first modern monograph on Mysliveček