Vivaldi Metal Project

Symphonic-Metal Opera conceived and produced by Mistheria.

The all-metal-stars Vivaldi Metal Project is a Symphonic-Metal remake of
Antonio Vivaldi’s legendary masterwork
"The Four Seasons".

 

The Vivaldi Metal Project is a music creation born from an idea conceived and developed by Italian keyboard player, composer and producer, MistheriaBruce DickinsonRob RockRoy Z, and Artlantica.

The project is a Symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks – all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s original score plus two original new songs written by Mistheria. The impressive list of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!

Back in 2013, Mistheria started thinking about making a metal version of “The Four Seasons”, a masterpiece that he loved and kept listening to since his childhood. Mistheria started to play and record all the movements on the piano but then felt that a parallel symphonic-metal version would have been the perfect continuation. Therefore, he recorded and uploaded a short trailer on the web, to start engaging musicians.

Mistheria made the “innovative” choice – never done so far – to add lyrics and singers to “The Four Seasons” which, as composed by Vivaldi, is an instrumental work.

For this important task, he invited Douglas R. Docker who perfectly translated the producer’s concept into brilliant lyrics.

Additional lyrics were written by MistheriaRob Rock and Lance King.

A cast of 10 awesome arrangers joined Mistheria creating epic and memorable music, combining a standard metal band lineup with strings, orchestra and choir.

After the release of the live album "The four Seasons Live Concert Premieres 2018"  in 2022 the new album "EpiClassica" was released.

“EpiClassica” is a double-album (18 tracks ~ 95 minutes) that collects the immense talent of about two-hundred musicians involved including soloists, orchestras, and choirs.

Vivaldi Metal Project's first record "The Four Seasons" revolved around the concept of the various "seasons" of the human life - from birth to death. As a continuation of the last, this new album explores the "seasons" of our emotional experience as human beings - from joys to sorrows and from frailty to deep strength. Each song creates a rich musical tapestry expressing the “colors” of raw human emotion, while weaving a common thread throughout the album.

"EpiClassica" not only features classical masterworks by Antonio Vivaldi, but the works of other great composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Saens, Antonín Dvořák, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Tomaso Albinoni.

While based on classical themes, these songs are largely composed of original material, representative of Vivaldi Metal Project’s symphonic-metal style.

All songs will include vocalists, band, orchestra and choir, as well as a featured cast of internationally-recognized metal and classical artists, among them such sensations as Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Rob Rock, Jeff Scott Soto, Mike Terrana, Mark Boals, Roy Z (Bruce. Dickinson), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Anders Johansson (Manowar), Michele Guaitoli (Visions of Atlantis/Temperance), Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Zaher Zorgati (Myrath), Emma Zoldan/Nils Courbaron (Sirenia), Coen Janssen (Epica),

Jennifer Batten, Joe Stump (Alcatrazz), Nick Z Marino (Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Mark Cross (ex-Firewind), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Elina Siirala (Leaves' Eyes), Gerit Lamm/Avema Maurelle (Xandria), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Jorn, Revolution Saints), Fabio D’Amore (Serenity), Melissa Ferlaak (Plague of Stars), Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai), Matt Bissonette (Joe Satriani), Giacomo Voli/Roberto De Micheli (Rhapsody of Fire), Felipe Andreoli (Angra), Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie), Andreas Passmark (Royal Hunt), Bob Katsionis (Firewind), Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica), and many more!

The great amount of artists are:

11 Arrangers

13 bassplayers

14 drummers

 

35 guitarists

18 keyboard players

16 Classical Soloists

 

39 singers

3 Choirs

2 Orchestras

Guest List

Vocalists

Ailyn FB (Her Chariot Awaits) FB

Alina Lesnik FB

Angel Wolf-Black FB

Başak Ceber FB

Beatrice Bini FB (Constraint) FB

Brittney Slayes FB (Unleash The Archers) FB

Caterina Nix FB (Chaos Magic)

Chitral “Chity” Somapala FB

Claire-Lyse von Dach FB

Csaba Zvekan FB

David Akesson FB Symphonity FB

Dimitar Belchev ViolentorY FB

Ebru ‘Imtholiel’ Kilic

Edu Falaschi FB (Almah) FB

Elina Laivera FB (UMP) FB

Fabio Lione FB (Angra) FB

Giorgia Gueglio FB (Mastercastle) FB

Göran Nyström (Twinspitits)

Katerina Simeonova (Allegorist) FB

Ksenia Glonty FB (The Israeli Opera) FB

Julie Bélanger Roy FB (Gone in April) FB

Ida Elena FB

Iliour Griften FB

Lance King FB

Lisy Stefanoni FB (Shadygrove) FB

Liza Rock FB

Loreley von Rhein FB

Maria Diese (Rampart) FB

Mariana Brunel FB

Mark Boals FB (Ring of Fire) FB

Miljenko Djuran FB

Nicoletta Rosellini FB (Kalidia) FB

Nitza Oremort FB (Nostra Morte) FB

Rachel Anne FB

Rob Rock FB (Impellitteri) FB

Roni Sauaf FB (Kattah) FB

Stefano “Stex” Sbrignadello FB (Stamina) FB

Tsena Kercheva FB (Tsena Koev) FB

Wade Black FB (Chalice of Sin) FB

Emir Hot FB

Fabrizio “Bicio” Leo FB

Francesco Dall’ò FB

Frank Caruso FB

Giovanni Tomassucci

Ivan Mihaljevic FB (Side Effects) FB

Joe Stump FB (Alcatrazz) FB

Leonardo Porcheddu FB

Marco Sfogli FB (Icefish) FB

Max Aguzzi FB

Michael Angelo Batio FB (Manowar) FB

Michele “Dr. Viossy” Vioni FB

Milan Polak FB

Nicolas Waldo FB (Energema) FB

Niels Vjelyt

Pier Gonella FB (MasterCastle) FB

Rick Renstrom FB

Roger Staffelbach FB (Artension) FB

Rolf Munkes FB (Crematory) FB

Ruud Jolie FB (Within Temptation) FB

Simone Mularoni FB

Srdjan Brankovic FB

Tomas Varnagiris FB

Tommy Denander FB (Radioactive) FB

Tommy Vitaly FB

Tore Moren FB (Jorn) FB

Victor Smolski FB (Rage) FB

Vincent Rain FB

Yannis Androulakakis FB

Arrangers

Douglas R. Docker FB (Docker's Guild) FB

Francesco Dall’O’ FB

Frank Caruso FB

Gabriels FB

Keiko Kumagai FB (Ars nova) FB

Mistheria FB

Nicolas Waldo FB

Pawel Penksa FB

Tomas Varnagiris FB

Yannis Androulakakis FB

Zhivko Koev FB (Pagliacci Project) FB

Keyboardists

Alessio Lucatti FB (Vision Divine) FB

Andrea De Paoli FB (Maze of HeaveN) FB

Diego Tejeida FB (Haken) FB

Douglas R. Docker FB (Docker's Guild) FB

Gabriels FB

Gorka Elso FB (Diabulos in Musica) FB

Henrik Klingenberg FB (Sonata Arctica) FB

Huseyin Kirmizi FB

Keiko Kumagai FB (Ars nova) FB

Jeffrey Revet FB (Stream of Passion) FB

Michal Lapaj FB (Riverside) FB

Mistheria FB

Nicolas Quinteros FB

Paolo Campitelli FB (Kaledon) FB

Pawel Penksa FB

Roberto Scarpa Meylougan FB

Sergey Boykov FB (Vital Science) FB

Vitalij Kuprij FB (Ring of Fire) FB

Classical Soloists

Alexandra Laya FB (Electric violin)

Aurelia Macovei FB (Violin)

Gabriele Boschi FB (Violin) (Winterage) FB

Katica Illényi FB (Theremin)

Ksenia Milyavskaya FB (Violin)

Jenny Oaks Baker FB (Violin) (National Symphony Orchestra) FB

Julie Bélanger Roy FB (Viola) (Eluveitie) FB

Lisa Agnelli FB (Violin)

Marc Papeghin FB (French Horn)

Mark Wood FB (Electric violin)

Marko First FB (Violin)

Maria Papathanasiou FB (Oboe)

Mayline FB (Electric violin) (Lůn) FB

Sarah Charness FB (Electric violin)

Scheppel FB (Violin)

Tony Liotta FB (Percussions)

Anna Portalupi FB (Custodie Cautelari) FB

Dino Fiorenza FB

Fabio D’Amore FB (Serenity) FB

Oliver Holzwarth FB

Rich Marks (War of Thrones) FB

Sean Tibbetts FB (Kamelot) FB

Steve Di Giorgio (Testament) FB

Orchestra and Choir

Academic Choir Manolov (Bulgaria) FB

Chamber Choir ‘Ivan Filipović’  (Croatia) FB

Darena Popova FB (Academic Choir Manolov – arranger and conductor)

Filippo Lui FB (String arranger)

Guido Ruggeri FB (String arranger)

Innovative String Quartet (Belgium)

Michal Mierzejewski FB (Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra FB – orchestrator)

Mistheria FB (String arranger and coordinator of Choir and Orchestra)

Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra (Poland)

Szymon Morus FB (Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra – conductor)

Zhivko Koev FB (Choir arranger / Kapellmeister)

John Macaluso FB

Mark Cross FB

Martijn Peters FB (Stream of Passion) FB

Maurizio Boco FB

Mirkko De Maio FB (The Flower Kings) FB

Raphael Saini FB

Rolf Pilve FB (Stratovarius) FB

Roxy Petrucci (Vixen) FB

Ruben Israel FB

Titta Tani FB (The Horror Legacy) FB

Tom Åsvold FB

The album "The Four Seasons" is Mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at “Artesonika Recording Studio” in Italy and assisted by Fabio D’Amore, the album is a full 75 minutes of intense, passionate, fascinating, powerful and majestic experience! Artwork by Henrik Ringbert

The album "EpiClassica" is Mixed by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika Recording Studio (Italy)
Mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin & Mistheria Artwork by Nello Dell’Omo Artwork layout design by Claudia Morini

Track-List "The Four Seasons"
1. Escape From Hell, 2. The Illusion Of Eternity, 3. Vita, 4. Euphoria, 5. Sun of God, 6. Immortal Soul, 7. Thunderstorm, 8. The Age Of Dreams, 9. Alchemy, 10. Stige, 11. The Meaning Of Life, 12. The Final Hour, 13. Grande Madre, 14. Doomsday, 15. Beyond Eternity (bonus track available on the Japanese release only)

Track-List "EpiClassica" (disc 1)
1. Deposuit Potentes, 2. Threshold of Miracles, 3. Tears to Splendor, 4. Dies Irae, 5. Never Ashes Again, 6. Royal Overture, 7. Hymn of Life, 8. Symphony of Death, 9. Revolutionary Odyssey

Track-List "EpiClassica" (disc 2)
1. Alight, 2. The Absolution, 3. Mania, 4. Power Take Hold, 5. Evolution, 6. The Eye of the Guardian, 7. Deep Core, 8. The Empire, 9. Tragic Serenade

Source: vivaldimetalproject.com

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