The series kicked off in 2014, names like Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman y Paul Weitz have carried out this project that has achieved recognitions as Two Golden Globes (Best actor in a TV series – Comedy and Best TV series – Comedy)
To create the character of Rodrigo de Souza the creators of the series were inspired by the young Venezuelan conducter, Gustavo Dudamel. About the character itself Gael says;
“Rodrigo has a very particular strength and is in an interesting existential crisis, he is a very tortured and lonely character because he wants his music to be relevant.”
From time to time they have guest artists like Monica Bellucci with Plácido Domingo in the third season, where they make a splendid appearance on the Venetian canals. Ana María Martínez, recorded the part of Bellucci soprano performed, in the role of the temperamental diva known as “la Fiamma”.
As a designer, I always look at the work they do for the series TV openings of these productions, always emphasizing the originality and freshness that characterize them each season and in their different episodes. As in the second season created by the designer Teddy Blanks of theCHIPS Design Studio.
The term Lisztomanía comes on the legend of the mystical state and frenzy that reached the assistants to the concerts of the talented Franz Liszt. They added the «Manía» term. The Lisztomanía was characterized by intense levels of hysteria expresed by his followers.
The series itself accumulates memorable moments like the one of Venice previously mentioned or in the second season when they went through the Hispano-American adventure on Mexico D.F. and his Fine Arts Palace as stage.
After that there is nothing else, it is a production that tries to attract an audience with little or no knowledge about this cultural aspect. For that reason we can not demand a more complex plot to a production that if tempting to show off it would collapse.
Personally I am very fond of it because I coincided to visualize it with my period in the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele di Messina. Just lived in a space provided by the theater with other members of the Orchestra, in which some of my experiences and I shared previously by here.
To conclude, reproduce this list of the pieces that have appeared during the four seasons of the series and don’t forget to enjoy it.