An Opera Singer Vocalizes the Delights of PlayStation Gaming in Spot for PS4 Pro

Professional Baritone Adelmo Guidarelli Describes Graphics, Explosions and More in Operatic Vocals

Published On
Feb 01, 2018

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Adelmo Guidarelli, a classically trained bass baritone, features in the latest ad from Sony PlayStation, singing about the delights of playing the PS4 Pro.

To the tune of "Largo al factotum" (or more commonly known as "Figaro" from the Mozart opera "The Marriage of Figaro"), he belts out operatic vocals beside a gamer who's making his way through four PS4 games: God of War, Far Cry 5, Monster Hunter: World, and MLB The Show 18, the humor stemming from lyrics such as "check out this cow, check out this truck...blow it all up." PlayStation is also using the concept on social content, such as tips for gamers that will feature operatic vocals. BBH New York created the spot and it was directed by Sam Holst of Chirp.

PlayStation is by no means the first brand to turn to opera singers; in the U.K., a long running campaign by comparison site Go Compare has featured an opera singer called Gio Compario since 2009. The campaign has often been voted the most irritating ad, but has also scored highly on memorability.

Credits

Date
Feb 01, 2018
Brand:
PlayStation
Client:
PlayStation
Agency:
BBH-New York
Senior Vice President, and Head of PlayStation Network:
Eric Lempel
Brand Marketing Director:
Eric Lachter
Senior Brand Manager:
Alex Gomez
Brand Manager:
Cody Morales
Manager of Agency Partnerships:
Renée M. Holt
Chief Creative Officer:
Gerard Caputo
Creative Director:
Colin Kim
Creative Director:
Lucas Bongioanni
Art Director:
Casey Schweikert
Copywriter:
LIz Loudy
Head of Production:
Kate Morrison
Executive Producer:
Samuel Kilbreth
Producer:
Rebecca ONeill
Business Affairs Director:
Librado Sanchez
Head of Account Management:
Brett Edgar
Group Account Director:
Kendra Schaaf
Account Manager:
Johnny Skwirut
Head of Strategy:
Kendra Salvatore
Strategist:
Dylan Fauss
Group Comms Planning Director:
Darus Zahm
Comms Strategist:
Zack Green
Project Manager:
Cameron Wells
Production Company:
Chirp Films
Director:
Sam Holst
Executive Producer:
John Malina
Executive Producer:
Breigh Kenley
Line Producer:
Luke McCullough
Director, Photography:
Jake Saner
Edit Company:
The Cutting Room
Editor:
Chuck Willis
Assistant Editor:
David Belazario
Edit Managing Partner:
Susan Willis
Edit Executive Producer:
Anna Petitti
Visual Effects:
Light of Day
Mix:
Light of Day
Color:
The Mill
Colorist:
Fergus McCall
Music:
JSM Music
Slaughterhouse Studio Production Manager:
Meg Volk
Slaughterhouse Editor:
Jim Schwartz
Producer:
Maggie Miller
Color:
The Mill
Colorist:
Josh Bohoskey
Vice President, Marketing, PlayStation:
Mary Yee

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