Don Giovanni had its premiere performance in Prague in October 1787. Mozart's vastly successful opera, based on the stories of legendary libertine Don Juan delighted the city that had taken him to their hearts.
Acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazon presents the story of one of the best-known operas of all time. Based in Prague Rolando explores the run-up to the candle lit first performance, looking at the music of the opera and the social setting in which it was first performed, before recreating the finale of the opera as close to how it would have looked and sounded that evening on 1787.
DoP Paul Lang was DoP on the documentary, and in lighting this finale to the film, in which the recreation of the Opera takes place he used just candles to light the performance!
Paul discusses his experience lighting this performance in next months British Cinematographer magazine!
Check the trailer out here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042m80v