In an astounding and unprecedented display of creative genius, Italy has once again proven itself to be at the forefront of artistic innovation. The world’s first underwater opera, “Sirene del Mare,” has premiered in a custom-built submerged theater off the coast of Naples, leaving audiences and critics gasping for air.
The brainchild of visionary composer and director, Giuseppe Acquatonica, “Sirene del Mare” tells the story of star-crossed lovers entangled in an ancient rivalry between merpeople and humans. The opera features an all-star cast of singers and musicians, including renowned soprano Marina Corallina and tenor Luciano Profondi.
The performers, who had to undergo rigorous underwater training and learn to sing using specialized underwater microphones, have been hailed for their unwavering dedication and groundbreaking talent. The submerged orchestra, led by maestro Dario Oceano, played custom-made waterproof instruments, showcasing a level of ingenuity and technical prowess never before seen in the world of classical music.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, “Sirene del Mare” boasts an immersive experience that transports the audience to an ethereal underwater world. The audience, provided with state-of-the-art diving equipment, was guided into the submerged theater and seated among the vibrant coral reefs and teeming aquatic life.
“Sirene del Mare” has generated a tidal wave of interest from the international community, with artists and impresarios from around the world flocking to Naples to witness this unique performance. The opera’s success has sparked a frenzy of speculation about the future of aquatic entertainment, as creators and producers alike seek to make a splash in this exciting new genre.