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David Livermore returns to work in his native Turin to direct The Operaa film related to the world of opera which offers a modern reinterpretation of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Livermore co-directs with Paul Gep Cucco for a Rai Cinema and Showlab production which has made available a budget of around 10 million euros. The chosen cast is international and involves names such as Vincent Cassel, Caterina Murino, Rossy De Palma and Mariam Battistelli. At the moment there are still not many news and details on the project, except that filming will take place between June and July 2023 and the casting of the extras in the Piedmontese city is currently underway.
The Opera: what’s the movie about
Based on a grand opera performance first staged at the Muscat Royal Opera House in Oman, The Opera he will set some scenes in the former Oratory of Santa Croce in Mondovì. It will revive the places, the characters and the music of the composers who have made the great history of Italian opera (from Puccini to Verdi, from Vivaldi to Rossini) through the reinterpretation of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Eurydice here will die of a bullet on her wedding day and Orpheus, devastated by her pain, will go looking for her in Hades, the Grand Hades Hotel, meeting iconic characters and facing her fears.
Davide Livermore is not new to translation operations of his opera directions. The example that concerns Turin is linked to Vespri Siciliani, the staging of which had inaugurated the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy at the Teatro Regio, which became a 210-minute film distributed by Microcinema and which followed the versions for big screen of Carmen and Othello. On the occasion of the shooting scheduled for next summer, the Turin Piedmont Film Commission has launched a casting notice on the fctp.it website.