“Giudizio Universale. The Sistine Chapel Immersive Show”, produced by Artainment Worldwide Shows, was the first permanent show in Italy staged at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome.
The Sistine Chapel was the absolute protagonist. One of the most incredible places in world art history was at the centre of a show born from the contamination of many different artistic forms: the physical action of the theatrical performance met the intangible magic of special effects, the advanced technology was at the service of a story made by words and images never seen before. The 270° immersive projections took the viewer to the very centre of the event.
The show created by Marco Balich, with the Co-direction of Lulu Helbek, brought together some of the greatest international talents in the world of music, theatre and video production aiming at offering the public a unique sensorial journey, an emotional experience that had as main protagonist one of the most important and admired places in the world: the Sistine Chapel.
Created with the scientific advice of the Vatican Museums, “Giudizio Universale” featured the most advanced technology of live entertainment and a theme song by Sting. Internationally acclaimed actor Pierfrancesco Favino (“Angels & Demons”, “A Night at Museum”) performed the voice of Michelangelo Buonarroti in both the Italian and the English version of the show.
«With “Giudizio Universale” we wanted to create a show completely new, in which the genesis of a masterpiece of universal art is narrated by mixing all the languages that the world of live entertainment has today, in the most rigorous respect of the work of Michelangelo – says Marco Balich – This project was born and has grown thanks to the support of the Vatican Museums, which we want to thank here. To fulfil this trust we wanted the world’s greatest talents in the entertainment industry that we were able to involve thanks to the experience accumulated in years of great ceremonies such as the Olympic ones, a job that has taught us to inject into our creations the two most important ingredients for a successful show: emotion and authenticity. Using the work of a lifetime to tell the story of a world heritage as the Sistine Chapel was a privilege and a huge responsibility, but we like to think that the spectators who will come to see our “Giudizio Universale”, especially the younger ones, can leave the Auditorium Conciliazione inspired by a renewed awareness: there is nothing more exciting than the beauty of art».