A new animated film combines opera with a great American movie tragic-comedy — the car crash. Yes, it's a CAR-TUNE. Battaglia wrote the libretto "In bad Italian" to translate directly into bad English. Hell, operas aren't supposed to be intelligible, are they?
The orchestral score, composed by recent Eastman Ph.D. (music composition) graduates Jairo DuArte-Lopez and Michaela Eremiasova, intertwines the beat of tangos, the din of dinner theater musicals, and the thrills of commercial film suspense effects with its ‘cabaret-opera’ sound.