OperaPop On Ice
The symphonic combination between opera and pop music, ice skating and fashion, big projections and special effects, give life to the most, sensual, romantic and daring show ever performed, interpreted by the gracefulness and elegance of Carolina Kostner and guided by the visionary creativity of Marco Balich. The champions of ice skating, Stéphane Lambiel, Pang and Tong, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, together with international opera and pop artists, perform an original musical score to reinvent the galas on ice.
A kaleidoscope of sensuality in the costumes designed by Ali Mahdavi for Intimissimi, a tribute to beauty in the crazy love story between ice and fire through five dreamy worlds directed by Francisco Negrin. The choreographies of Nathan Clarke emphasized by the original compositions of the great John Metcalfe, who reinterpreted famous pop songs with a symphonic arrangement giving life to a unique music project. Spectacular stage effects, sketched by the pencil of the great Micheal Curry in collaboration with Giò Forma, give a new shape to the ice track which will involve the audience in the show and facilitate the performers’ wonderful manoeuvres without interrupting the story.
A magnificent multimedia show between tradition and contemporaneity, where the video projections by Kate Dawkins tell the warmth of the bodies on ice and the emotions coming out of fire. Between lights and shades by the light designer Bruno Poet, in a starry night, incandescent meteorites witness the rebirth of spring, lighted by the effervescence of a colourful surprise ending.
Produced by Balich Worldwide Shows
Creative Director: Marco Balich
Director: Francisco Negrin
Video Designer: Kate Dawkins
Music Director: John Metcalfe
Photos by Luca Parisse