Swedish team brought their Grande Amore to rainy Brno
Brno – The Swedish team Göteborgs FyrverkeriFabrik with designers Martin Hildeberg and Simon Svensson, presented their show called Grande Amore to the audience. The fireworks display above the dam closed this year's edition of the Ignis Brunensis international fireworks competition.
As the name suggests, the Swedish show was about big love and the designers accompanied it with their favourite songs. “The theme of love is common in fireworks, but we haven't worked with it before, this year was the first time. We have prepared a completely new pyromusical for the people of Brno. The music for the show was chosen by the whole team, anyone could come up with their own suggestion,” revealed one of the show's designers, Martin Hildeberg. “There is probably no better theme for fireworks than great love,” thinks Jiri Smerda.
Although red is the traditional colour to symbolise love, even for the show's designers, the designers ended up playing with all colours. The classic red was complemented by green or gold, and the night sky was also lit up by blue firework star shells.
Unfortunately, the weather was not in favour of the fireworkers. Especially the humid air after the rain did not get along with the effects. Barbora Blazejovska, who watched the show from the Přístaviště (dock) area, summed up her experience: “After the first song we were blown away, the effects and the variety of colours were amazing. The music was well chosen. Unfortunately, the weather took its toll and thick smoke remained over the surface of the dam, spoiling the visibility of the fireworks. Despite this, we left with a smile, and we are looking forward to next year.” During the passionate pyromusical, well-known hits such as You're The One That I Want from the film musical Grease or Love is All Around were played.
Irena Smerdova also appreciated the harmony of the effects and the music: “The fireworks were well matched with the music, which was catchy and cheerful. Grande Amore might have deserved a bigger finale...,” she said.
The Swedish team won all five prizes in 2022 and became the overall winner of the 25th edition. “After last year's success, we were of course under a bit of pressure to follow up on it,” Hildeberg added.
The awarding of the Winner of Winners prize will take place on June 22. The audience prize based on spectators’ votes on Facebook, will be announced a day later, on 23 June.
The author graduated from FSS MU in Brno,
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