Juanjo Llorens illuminates award-winning musical with Cameo lighting

Photo: Los Chicos del Coro

The Spanish musical Los Chicos del Coro (The Choir Boys) premiered at the Teatro La Latina in Madrid in late 2022 with Lighting Designer Juanjo Llorens harnessing Cameo OPUS and EVOS series moving heads by Adam Hall Group.

The multi-award-winning production unites renowned musical performers with an 80-member children’s choir, directed by Juan Luis Iborra. With its vertical, open slats, David Pizarro’s stage set offers plenty of creative scope to create “moods and spaces that don’t actually exist” with the Cameo OPUS SP5 and EVOS W3 moving heads.

Among other things, the OPUS SP5s are used to simulate the natural incidence of light in the boarding school building. For Llorens the main thing is to know how to use the respective spotlights ideally: “I now know exactly which spotlights I need for which tasks. It’s always a game with intensity and colour mixes. Gobos and fog are also excellent helpers.”

The first contact between the lighting designer and Cameo occurred during an earlier production at the Teatro Español in Madrid. “Even then I was surprised by the versatility and performance of the Cameo fixtures – whether it was the OPUS SP5, the LED Pars or the LED Bars. For Los Chicos del Coro, the OPUS SP5 and EVOS W3 meet all the requirements in terms of size, noise and economy without making even the slightest compromise on light quality,” commented Llorens.

The Cameo fixtures for the production of Los Chicos del Coro at Teatro La Latina were supplied by Adisar Media as part of the Mediapro Group. Adisar Media had already used the Cameo OPUS and EVOS series in large numbers for the lighting of the 2022 Goya Awards.