I started the “musical spotlight” column a while back, but haven’t had anytime or inspiration to spotlight any new and interesting shows. Today I have something fantastic to introduce you to: Mozart L’Opera Rock. This French musical has been a huge hit and just closed their initial run in Paris on January 3rd, 2010. They are planning on taking it on tour in France and perform in cities like: Nice, Marseilles and Toulouse. It features an incredible fresh updated score that is based on Mozart’s thematic material from several of his more famous pieces. The plot surrounds Mozart’s life from about 17 to his death. (You can read the entire history lesson, I mean plot, here.)
It seems that this musical is a bit of a spectacle; they perform the production in stadiums (like a normal rock concert) and it appears to be selling out. (They do have 17,500 fans on Facebook.) It also features Mikelangelo Loconte, Florent Mothe, Solal, Maeva Meline, Claire Perot and Melissa Mars. I’m absolutely loving it and would love to see a production of this! It looks fantastic. You can follow Mozart L’Opera Rock on Facebook or Twitter.
Listen to my three favorite songs:
“Vivre A En Crever”
“Le Bien Qui Fait Mal”
Videos from the production: