This project began as the soundtrack for the stage production and then took on a life of its own, the fruit of collaborations between various artist who came together as the “Gang Bang music Project”.
This macro-performance was presented in Florence, Dante’s homeland, for the Clasico Italia competition, and recreated some of the key points of The Divine Comedy using large staging elements that, from that point on, would become part of the imagery of La Fura dels Baus.
In 1937, shortly prior Hitler’s rise to power, Ernst Jünger wrote this story that many understood as an allegory of the arrival of totalitarianism. In the opera staged by La Fura dels Baus, maintains the key points of the text using a radically new language.
This staging of Berlioz’s most famous symphony offered three level of simultaneous action: in the foreground, the orchestra; the projects at the back of the set; and the actors, who occupied the stage’s least typical spaces.