About the film
Release Date: October 31, 2009
|Slogan||:||«Monumental operas deserve epochal stagings»|
|Production Companies||:||Unitel Classica, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia|
|Writers||:||Hector Berlioz, Publius Vergilius Maro|
This grand opera, complete with ensembles and ballets, large choruses and orchestral set pieces, is given an appropriately grand treatment in this production by the renowned Catalan theater group "La Fura dels Baus" recorded at Valencia's Palau de les Arts. In the first part of the work, Padrissa plays with the present-day meaning of "Trojans" as computer viruses: his Trojan horse carries within it the infection that will cause system failures and, ultimately, destruction. In the second part, Carthage is presented as the mysterious seat of a future civilization, where human life is heading towards self-destruction through environmental disasters.