The BEST Episodes of Mozart in the Jungle

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: Amazon

Mozart in the Jungle is all about sex, drugs-and classical music-and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage. Mozart in the Jungle was written by Oscar-nominated writer and director Roman Coppola, actor and musician Jason Schwartzman, and Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers. The project is based on the memoir Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall.

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Opening Night

#1 - Opening Night

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

After a harsh verdict from Betty, Hailey is ready to give up on her dream. But as the crowd fills the hall for opening night, Betty has gone missing. No one in the orchestra is prepared for what happens next. As their tempestuous new soloist, Ana Maria, goes off the rails, Rodrigo is forced to make a choice.

star 8.33
541 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: John J. Strauss, Paul Weitz
The Rehearsal

#2 - The Rehearsal

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

As pressure mounts before the launch of the new season, Rodrigo erupts. His behavior alarms the symphony's business advisor, Edward, who warns Gloria to rein him in - just as her star conductor takes the orchestra on a surprise field trip. In the wake of all the drama, Hailey arrives home to find Alex, wondering why she hasn't returned his calls.

star 8.15
607 votes
Directors: Bart Freundlich
Writers: Paula Yoo
You're The Best Or You F'ng Suck

#3 - You're The Best Or You F'ng Suck

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

The New York Symphony holds auditions and Hailey gets the shot she's been waiting for. Rodrigo learns exactly what it takes to grow the orchestra. Gloria gives Thomas a special gift and Cynthia takes a step into the unknown. Every end is a new beginning.

star 8.14
350 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: Paul Weitz
You Go to My Head

#4 - You Go to My Head

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

At a fundraising gala at an estate, Edward offers a large sum if Rodrigo will play the violin. Rodrigo ups the ante and turns the tables. Hailey runs into Lizzie, and discovers her roommate has been hiding her upper crust roots -- before spending the rest of the night impressing a man with aristocratic credentials of his own.

star 8.10
564 votes
Directors: Roman Coppola
Writers: Adam Brooks, Kate Gersten

#5 - Dance

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 16, 2018

The premiere Hesby's new piece doesn't go exactly as planned. Hailey recommits herself to the music. Cynthia finds solace in her new endeavors. Rodrigo must make a choice about his role in the orchestra.

star 8.08
167 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: Paul Weitz
Creative Solutions For Creative Lives

#6 - Creative Solutions For Creative Lives

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

Rodrigo takes matters into his own hands and tries to get financial assistance for his new musical venture. Preparing for her first time conducting, Hailey faces some unexpected challenges from a difficult composer. Lizzie shines on her big opening night and Thomas shows Gloria how he really feels.

star 8.06
326 votes
Writers: Susan Coyne
Now I Will Sing

#7 - Now I Will Sing

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

Rodrigo conducts Alessandra in the concert of a lifetime. When the night is over, both of their lives will be forever changed.

star 7.98
367 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: Paul Weitz

#8 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 30, 2015

Things are about to erupt between the board and the orchestra, and Rodrigo prepares to do whatever it takes. As the tables turn with each double cross, no one is safe. Not even the greatest composers in history. The future is uncertain.

star 7.98
401 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: Kate Gersen, Matt Shire, Paul Weitz
How to Make God Laugh

#9 - How to Make God Laugh

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 30, 2015

Rodrigo shows Hailey HIS Mexico and takes her to a performance of his childhood youth orchestra. Thomas and Gloria meet with Juan Luis Delgado, the richest man in Mexico. Cynthia gets a surprise visitor and ends up in an unexpected position. Maestro Rivera, Rodrigo's mentor, asks him to fulfill a promise.

star 7.95
430 votes
Directors: Roman Coppola
Writers: Adam Brooks, Stuart Blumberg
You Have Insulted Tchaikovsky

#10 - You Have Insulted Tchaikovsky

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

Gloria hosts a fundraiser to introduce Rodrigo. Hailey is sent to retrieve him and Thomas steps in to perform. When Rodrigo finally arrives to wow the crowd, Thomas can no longer contain himself. But the new maestro isn't enjoying himself -- he's haunted by a message: someone important is coming.

star 7.88
578 votes
Writers: David I. Stern
Circles Within Circles

#11 - Circles Within Circles

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

Rodrigo loses sleep as he tries to figure out exactly how the orchestra family must evolve for its next chapter. Against better judgment, Gloria introduces Thomas to her parents. Cynthia is finally forced to confront a problem she's been trying her best to ignore.

star 7.87
338 votes
Directors: Tricia Brock
Writers: Noelle Valdivia
Silent Symphony

#12 - Silent Symphony

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

Alex helps Hailey figure out an easy way to make money, while back at the symphony hall, an older musician collapses when Rodrigo pushes him too hard. After being humiliated by Rodrigo's assistant, Hailey lets off a lifetime of steam, and is caught off guard when Rodrigo makes her an offer.

star 7.85
607 votes
Directors: Bart Freundlich
Writers: Mark Steilen
Now, Fortissimo!

#13 - Now, Fortissimo!

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

Rodrigo summons Hailey to drive him upstate to find Ana Maria, explaining that she "makes him alive," exactly what the symphony needs opening night. Back in the city, Cynthia takes some pills for her wrist, and ends up seeing a co-worker in a whole new light. Hailey finds Alex, ready to feel alive.

star 7.84
517 votes
Directors: Daryl Wein
Writers: Alex Timbers
Symphony of Red Tape

#14 - Symphony of Red Tape

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

Rodrigo takes extraordinary measures to bring his orchestra family back together. Hailey reunites with Lizzie and finding her friend totally transformed, realizes she must think seriously about what is next for her.

star 7.79
343 votes
Directors: Azazel Jacobs
Writers: Hannah Bos
Touché Maestro, Touché

#15 - Touché Maestro, Touché

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 30, 2015

Guest cellist, Andrew Walsh (Dermot Mulroney) invites Hailey out to see Lang Lang play, and gives her, her first real glimpse inside the world of classical music's elite crew. Thomas and Rodrigo enjoy a rare guys night in and end up in a tent in a living room, exploring the farthest corners of their minds. Gloria proves she is more than she appears.

star 7.77
474 votes
Writers: Alex Timbers
I'm With the Maestro

#16 - I'm With the Maestro

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

Rodrigo seeks guidance to rid himself of his "dreadful passion." With Thomas gone on a sabbatical, Cynthia bonds with Betty. In the middle of Alex's showcase -- an intimate dance with his roommate -- Hailey is summoned by Rodrigo to keep him from seeing Ana Maria. When she heads to Alex's apartment later, Hailey doesn't like what she finds.

star 7.76
529 votes
Writers: David I. Stern
La Fiamma

#17 - La Fiamma

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

With orchestra and management still at odds in New York, Rodrigo arrives in Venice, Italy to conduct the grand return concert of a famous, reclusive opera diva. Hailey takes a European adventure of her own, touring with the Andrew Walsh Ensemble and finding it's not exactly what she had hoped.

star 7.75
451 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: Paul Weitz
Fifth Chair

#18 - Fifth Chair

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

Inspired by Hailey's passion, Rodrigo insists that she play with the orchestra, over the objections of Gloria (Bernadette Peters). Veteran maestro Thomas (Malcolm McDowell) tries to rise above his resentment of Rodrigo, only to face more humiliations. Hailey pays a late night visit to Alex, on the eve of her big day -- the moment she's been waiting for.

star 7.75
733 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: John J. Strauss, Paul Weitz
My Heart Opens to Your Voice

#19 - My Heart Opens to Your Voice

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

In a last ditch attempt to resolve the lock out, the Mayor calls the orchestra and management to City Hall for mediation. Rodrigo tries to keep Alessandra focused as the pressure mounts and old demons resurface. Hailey gets a surprising visit from Erik.

star 7.74
378 votes
Directors: Patricia Rozema
Writers: Will Graham
Regresso Del Rey

#20 - Regresso Del Rey

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 30, 2015

Hailey has more work than she planned on during the orchestra's Latin American tour. When a stolen violin threatens the tour's final concert in front of Rodrigo's former maestro and a potential major donor, Rodrigo has to call in an old friend. An adventure through Mexico City's underworld ensues.

star 7.73
429 votes
Directors: Roman Coppola
Writers: Adam Brooks
The Modern Piece

#21 - The Modern Piece

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

Rodrigo pushes Alessandra out of her comfort zone by challenging her traditional repertoire with a new piece. Alessandra makes an intriguing proposition to Hailey. Meanwhile in New York, the orchestra is up in arms about the new tenant in residence at Symphony Hall.

star 7.72
381 votes
Directors: Will Graham
Writers: Kate Gersten
It All Depends on You

#22 - It All Depends on You

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 30, 2015

After one drum circle too many, Rodrigo is evicted from his apartment -- though it doesn't take him long to find a new roommate. Hailey and Lizzie help Bradford record his podcast about a famed building for artists. Hailey thinks about her future as one of the tenants recounts some famous performances. The threat of a strike causes some musicians to feel the heat.

star 7.71
476 votes
Directors: Adam Brooks
Writers: Stuart Blumberg
Avventura Romantica

#23 - Avventura Romantica

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

Rodrigo faces an unexpected roadblock to the concert. He leaves a very important task in Hailey's hands as he runs off to find his diva. Gloria and Thomas arrive in Venice for Thomas's debut as a classical-turned-electronic music star.

star 7.70
365 votes
Directors: Patricia Rozema
Writers: Susan Coyne

#24 - Amusia

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 30, 2015

Lennox, a guest "enfant terrible" conductor, brings some anger and fury to the orchestra. Thomas battles his oldest demons and hears the crash of his legacy. Rodrigo does everything in his power to keep the world around him from going out of tune. Nina and Cythia disagree on negotiation tactics. Through the chaos, priorities become clearer. Changes will be made.

star 7.68
402 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: Kate Gersten, Matt Shire

#25 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 6, 2014

Sex, drugs and classical music illustrate what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what occurs on stage. Brash new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) is stirring things up, and young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance.

star 7.67
850 votes
Directors: Paul Weitz
Writers: Alex Timbers, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola