MOZART IN THE JUN­GLE

Sea­son 3 M-Net (*101) 22:30 Episode 1

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The sea­son pre­mière was shot on lo­ca­tion in Venice and stars Mon­ica Bel­lucci!

Mozart In The Jun­gle Sea­son 3 Fri­days (from 28 April) M-Net (*101) 22:30

Mozart In The Jun­gle’s (2014- cur­rent) clas­si­cal mu­si­cians are on strike, but that doesn’t mean they’re at home watch­ing TV. The orches­tra is on the move as sea­son 3 starts and won’t re­unite un­til the doc­cie-themed episode 7 (9 June), set in new York jail Rik­ers Is­land, where the cast re­ally per­formed live in the jail-yard. We’ll also be on a jour­ney with the leads and the lo­ca­tions couldn’t be more glam as con­duc­tor Ro­drigo (Gael Gar­cía Ber­nal) hunts for diva La Fi­amma (Mon­ica Bel­lucci) in Italy.

WHEN IN VENICE…

La Fi­amma’s episode-1 come­back sees her per­form a Don Gio­vanni duet op­po­site re­al­life tenor Placido Domingo as they drift on float­ing

stages near the Ac­cademia Bridge. It’s by no means Placido’s first TV gig and he jokes, “I be­came a lot more fa­mous when I sang a duet with Miss Piggy (in the 1982 Mup­pet Show spe­cial Night Of 100 Stars).” But fans will still get a kick from the over-the-top setup and gor­geous scenery.

CON­DUCT YOUR­SELF

And while Ro­drigo’s con­duct­ing the greats, Hailey (Lola Kirke) will also be in Venice, but play­ing oboe with rude cel­list An­drew’s (Der­mot Mul­roney) is get­ting old very fast. Luck­ily help is at hand and Hailey will get to con­duct, which was a big ask for Lola and Hailey. “Fe­male con­duc­tors say that this phys­i­cal­ity is dif­fi­cult. It’s mas­cu­line, very rigid and I think that women are less rigid,” says Lola. And while the cat’s away in Venice, the mice in NYC will play – there’s some ro­mance for sym­phony boss Glo­ria and ex- con­duc­tor Thomas (Ber­nadette Peters and Malcolm McDow­ell) !

Ro­drigo (right) hangs out in Venice with his imag­i­nary young Mozart (Lorenzo Zigone).

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