This project is unusual because rather than corresponding to a completed stage show, it is the soundtrack of the macro-production that Mercedes Benz commissioned for performing in large urban spaces throughout Europe.
Debussy composed this unique opera for a libretto by D’Annunzio that tells the story of St. Sebastian’s unique journey to martyrdom. La Fura staged this “symbolic musical mystery”, re-elaborating, also symbolically, the images originally suggested by the text.
La Fura developed this macro-performance as a commission for Mercedes-Benz (it was performed in 21 European cities). It presented a new car model using the four natural elements: air, fire, earth and water.