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Welcome to Music for Changes! We create awe-inspiring productions that unite the power of music and cinema.
Our filmed operas are not only visually stunning but also capture the incredible sound quality of live opera. The cinema experience with high-quality sound systems transports the audience into the world of the story and the emotions of the characters.
We believe that Music is a force for transformation and that Cinema is its perfect partner. Our production team combines cutting-edge technology and techniques to create unforgettable performances that take your breath away. Experience the magic of music and cinema with Music for Changes!
RELEASED - Opera - Live - DVD
A spectacular production of Rigoletto produced by the Arturo Toscanini Foundation, David Guido Pietroni and Maurizio De Santis.
The production featured a star-studded cast and costumes designed by punk fashion icon Vivienne Westwood.
Rigoletto debuted at the Verdi Theater in Busseto and concluded after numerous performances in the magnificent Piazza del Campo in Siena, in front of 32,000 people.
In 2005 we produced a DVD of the Siena performance titled Rigoletto Story, which featured an opera libretto entirely illustrated in comics. Distributed worldwide by Columbia TriStar and Sony Pictures (the first time for an opera DVD), the film still holds an undisputed record: in just three months, it sold over 150,000 copies, an absolute record in the field of opera.
DEVELOPMENT - Opera - Film
This is the story of the Babylonian king Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar II), who conquers the Israelites and declares himself to be a god. His daughter Fenena falls in love with the Israelite Ismaele, while the high priest of the Israelites, Zaccaria, tries to protect his people. Nabucco's other daughter, Abigaille, is consumed by jealousy and plots to take the throne from her father, leading to a series of tragic events. In the end, Nabucco has a change of heart and renounces his claim to divinity, while Abigaille dies in agony.
Giuseppe Verdi composed Nabucco when he was just 27 years old, and it is widely considered to be one of his greatest masterpieces. Imagine now this epic story brought to life on the big screen through stunning animations and powerful music, capturing the raw emotions and conflicts of this ancient tale.
Let Music for Changes take you on a journey through the power of Verdi's music and the magic of animation, as we bring this timeless story to new life.
PRE PRODUCTION - Opera - Animation - Film
Music for Changes suggests an adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Il Trovatore towards the Fantasy genre to combine traditional opera with a contemporary and accessible language. The Fantasy genre features magic, brave knights, damsels in distress, and mythological creatures in a medieval-like setting, which can also be found in Il Trovatore. The struggle between good and evil, a central theme in the Fantasy genre, is also evident in the duels between Manrico and the Count of Luna. The protagonist in Fantasy is typically a seemingly ordinary person who discovers a special abilities or legendary lineage and becomes the only one capable of saving their people. This is also the case with Manrico in Il Trovatore, who starts as a street urchin and becomes a hero fighting supernatural forces to save his beloved Leonora. As a result, Il Trovatore can be regarded as the first Fantasy Opera animation film in the history.
©2023 Music for Changes - The Chronicler of Broadway Reg. N.2222120 Writers Guild of America
PRODUCTION - Musical
The Chronicler Of Broadway is a musical-opera, set in New York, in the bleak years between the first and second World Wars. It was the era of Prohibition, racial discrimination, and illegal immigration.
The Big Apple attracted desperate people from all over the world. They arrived on ships from the Old Continent, with cardboard suitcases full of rags and hair full of lice. They were all searching for fortune, all hungry for money and a future. Hundreds of different ethnicities met and clashed on the streets, but only two groups managed to emerge: Italians and Jews who fought for New York with illegal activities.
But in 1920s New York, not only Italians lived there. From the intellectual underworld of Yiddish Jews, klezmer music rose, a popular music contaminated by the eternal wandering of this people. In the clubs, jazz was played, and people danced with swing. The musical reflects this noisy melting pot of peoples and passions that agitated the city. [See more...]
PRE PRODUCTION - Short Movie
Pink Triangle is a poignant short movie set during the Nazi regime, shedding light on the persecution faced by homosexuals. The story follows Josef Kovak (Darko Peric), a gifted Balkan cellist, as he battles to escape the clutches of invading Nazis in his city. Eventually captured and deported to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Josef's path crosses with Colonel Eric Schneider (Ramiro Blas), a Nazi officer who finds an unexpected connection with Josef's music and spirit. Through the power of music, they forge a unique bond, but their forbidden love story meets a tragic fate.
This short film will feature internationally acclaimed actors, known for their roles in highly popular TV series like La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) and Vis a Vis (Locked Up).