Day 10 – Santorini, Greece

Day 10 – Santorini, Greece

Cast of 'Mind The Gap' © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Cast of ‘Mind The Gap’ © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

In yesterday’s story, Silversea Entertainment: A New Production Rolls Out On Silver Wind, I wrote about being among the first to see Silversea’s elaborate new show “Musica Maestro.” Embedded below is a video that I produced to give you an idea of how the show plays out as well as interviews that reveal the thinking behind Musica Maestro and other shows that Luna Rossa Productions Ltd. has produced exclusively for Silversea.

A video sneak peak of Musica Maestro, one of the new productions that Luna Rossa Productions Ltd. is bringing to Silversea Cruises, Silversea Entertainment: A New Production Rolls Out On Silver Wind from Ralph Grizzle on Vimeo.

Musica Maestro, The Thinking Behind The Show

“What we’re trying to do with our production shows at Silversea is work on the success that we’ve had for the past few years,” says Andrew Poulton, manager of entertainment and enrichment programs for Silversea.

Poulton says that Silversea used to have singers and dancers in its production shows, then decided to go just went with singers. “That worked really well, the ratings were good, the guests seem to really enjoy it,” Poulton continues. “So what we’re doing now is taking that to the next level. We’re adding some scenery to the production shows and also some digital projection. With those two elements, we’re going to add another layer to something that we already know is successful and enjoyed by the guests.”

Getting London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Involved

All of the shows (read about them here) were produced for Silversea by London-based Luna Rossa Productions. The company pulled some strings to add a few special components to its signature show, Musica Maestro.

“We went to the world’s greatest orchestra, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,” says Marc Sorrentino, a director, along with Michelle Tough, for Luna Rossa Productions. “So every note that you hear in the music from Musica Maestro is live. For us it was an incredible experience to be in the studio with the Royal Philharmonic.”

Sorrentino says that guests on Silversea who see Musica Maestro will appreciate, first and foremost, that they’re hearing “the most beautiful tracks you’ll ever hear,” Sorrentino says. “You could just sit back and listen to the tracks on their own without any vocals, but when you add the vocals from our extremely talented and international cast, you very quickly realize that you’re experiencing something very special and quite unique to the cruise industry.”

An interesting side note, Sorrentino’s brother plays lead cello on many of the tracks. He’s the principle cellist for the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

We’ll be watching for reviews from these new shows. If this week was any indication, Silversea has a real winner on its hands.

Be sure to follow along on twitter by using the hashtag #LiveVoyageReport. Coverage runs from Tuesday, October 21 – Friday, October 31, 2014.

Our full journey:

Silver Wind's Voyage 2433 will take us from Rome to Athens. Illustration courtesy of Silversea
Silver Wind’s Voyage 2433 will take us from Rome to Athens. Illustration courtesy of Silversea

Silver Wind - Voyage 2433 - Rome to Athens

October 21, 2014Civitavecchia (Rome), ItalyEmbark Silver Wind6:00 PM
October 22Sorrento, Italy8:00 AM6:00 PM
October 23Messina, Italy8:00 AM6:00 PM
October 24Day at Sea
October 25Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece8:00 AM1:00 PM
October 26Limassol, Cyprus1:30 PM7:00 PM
October 27Haifa, Israel 7:00 AM11:00 PM
October 28Ashdod, Israel7:00 AM7:00 PM
October 29 At Sea
October 30Santorini, Greece8:00 AM6:00 PM
October 31Piraeus (Athens), Greece7:00 AMDisembark

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