Watch Dee Snider Sing Nazareth’s ‘Love Hurts’ in a Genre-Hopping New Video from ‘Rock Me Amadeus’


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Rock Me Amadeus is a new production from opera singer Alyson Cambridge and guitarist Tony Bruno, currently slated for a Fall 2021 open at Broadway in New York City (if all goes according to plan). The COVID-19 pandemic forced the rescheduling of the show’s in-person production, but its creators have found a way to forge ahead for the time being.

Recently, a “teaser” video of sorts highlighting Rock Me Amadeus was premiered. It’s a music video mashing up three very different compositions — Nazareth’s “Love Hurts,” Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited” and Tchaikovsky’s iconic theme to “Romeo and Juliet” — featuring three different singers: Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and vocalists Kia Warren and Chloe Lowery.

It’s rather stark with its imagery, too:

 

More on the video: Directed by Matthew Stiller, the video was shot by Tyler Ribble and Pierre Tsigaridis, and edited by Simon K. Wheeldon in a neo noir film style, in black and white with evocative pops of color, representing the show’s classic-meets-modern ambiance. Filmed from both sides of the US, the video shows Snider from a downtown LA hotel room, while Warren and Lowery are seen on the abandoned streets of NYC and inside Flux Studios.

RMA Co-producer Tony Bruno says about their new video, “As in Romeo and Juliet, there’s always more to love than the attraction. It’s complicated, frustrating and painful at times. Some endure and some don’t. This mashup was born out of that feeling which we have all experienced at one time or another.”

The genre and generation-blending going on in this video is exemplary of Rock Me Amadeus as a whole. Per a news release:

Rock Me Amadeus is a new show that combines classics from different centuries. It brings the grandeur of classical music, the opulence of opera and the powerful emotions of classic rock and pop songs into one electrifying concert experience. Internationally acclaimed opera soprano Alyson Cambridge and rock guitar virtuoso/composer Tony Bruno join forces to create and co-produce Rock Me Amadeus, blending an all-star cast of rock, pop and classical vocalists and instrumentalists with a full rock band, symphony orchestra and choir. The show is currently slated to open in fall 2021 in New York City.


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