|For the first time in its history, the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona’s Opera House) will perform a film’s original music score. The orchestra will be the Orchestra Academy and will be made up of 60 musicians directed by director Guérassim Voronkov.
This initiative is a collaboration deal between the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the production company Orbita Max, founded and directed by Jordi Llompart, who is also the creator and director of the project The Magic Tale, the first Spanish 3D stereoscopic film for 3D IMAX® and digital theatres.
The collaboration deal signed between the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Orbita Max sets the recording of the score for May 2009, in the Gran Teatre del Liceu facilities. Directed by the well-known Russian orchestra director Guerassim Voronkov, the Orchestra Academy will be made up of 20 violins, 7 violas, 7 cellos, 5 double-bass, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones and a percussionist.
The Academy Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was created during the 2002-2003 season with the spirit to encourage young talent around Europe to participate in a professional stable musical project during the artistic season of the Gran Teatre del Liceu and to take part of a young, dynamic and new Symphonic Orchestra.
Orchestra director Guerassim Voronkov has founded, among others, the Camerata Mediterrania Orchestra (1993) with which he’s played all over Spain and has recorded Cds. In 1998 he was appointed titular director of the Symphony Orchestra of the School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since 1993 is director of the Symphony Orchestra Gèrminans, and has been director of many seasons of opera at the Teatre Principal of Barcelona, and lately he has directed many symphonic orchestras worldwide.
About The Magic Tale:
Llompart –director, producer and scriptwriter of blockbuster “Mystery of the Nile”-, counts with the collaboration of the Spanish director of photography Tomás Pladevall, the director of stereoscopic photography William Reeve, and the visual effects and post-production director José María Aragonés. The film was shot from March through May in Namibia and South Africa and in July in Barcelona, Spain. The main characters are the Namibian children Eva Gerretsen and Raymond Mvula, and the film also counts with the Spanish actors Leonor Watling and Adrià Collado, the South African John Whiteley and the Spanish top model Verónica Blume. The film is scheduled to be released end of 2009.