Mozart in the Jungle continues to be an amazingly special series. The Amazon original was one of the few pilots picked up to series during the days of Amazon’s “here’s some shows, pick which ones you [the viewers] want to see more of, and we’ll make them,” and continues to be one of my favorite series.
I mean, it’s hard NOT to with an amazing award-winning cast like Bernadette Peters, Malcolm McDowell, series star Gael Garcia Bernal, and Lola Kirke. Showrunner (and creator) Roman Coppola adapted the series from Blair Tindall‘s biography about her time as an oboist in the New York City Symphony, “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Lies, and Classical Music”.
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A surprise hit series, Mozart follows a young conductor Rodrigo deSouza (Bernal) and oboist Hai-lay (Kirke) as they live, work, and love with classical music and world traveling. There are notable ghosts who appear to Rodrigo, there are moments of personal triumphs balanced with the most relatable audition experience ever with Hailey, and incredibly moving scenes of beauty.
Oh, and the guest stars. The absolutely AMAZING guest stars. Season 3 brought in the glorious Monica Bellucci as an opera singer who performed the new “Amy Fisher story” performance piece. No really, it’s pretty great. Even MORE great is the love scene between Bellucci (now 53 years old) and Garcia — one which I won’t go into details about because it’s that good. Famous tenor Placido Domingo also appeared in season 3 during the Italy episodes.
Season 4 catches up with Hailey and Rodrigo after their coming back together after the end of season 3, and features another notable guest star: John Cameron Mitchell. There is beauty, there is love, there is music.
Mozart in the Jungle season 4 hits Amazon Prime tomorrow, February 16th. Keep an eye out for our episode reviews!