First film by Covent Garden's new opera boss

First film by Covent Garden's new opera boss


norman lebrecht

March 30, 2011

Ummentioned in his acclamation last week as the new head of London’s Royal Opera, Kasper Holten’s first film opens next week in Copenhagen.

Titled ‘Juan’ and based on Mozart’s Don Giovanni, it opens with a rather fetching man in a hot shower (rear view) and seems to treat the subject with serious intent.
Here are some promo shots.
Christopher Maltman with Maria Bengtsson
Elizabeth Futral
Holten himself
And here’s a smashing video clip in the shower.
Don’t miss it.


  • Marie Lamb says:

    We ladies certainly thank you for the “smashing video clip in the shower”; I suppose there will be plenty of remarks about how this takes singing in the shower to a whole new level, “good, clean fun”, etc.! Aside from the serving of beefcake, though, this also looks to have considerable substance, and the little bit of singing in this trailer sounds excellent, too. I’ll certainly watch for this one to hit the States!

  • What an excellent promotional clip, and yes, it looks as though it will be a very exciting film. The opening shower scene reminds me strongly of that TV version of “The Vampire” by Marschner that was presented as a kind of soap opera in the 1980s with Omar Ebrahim baring all in the same sort of way.