The video production company rocafilm was created in 2010 by Carmen Maria Zimmermann and Roland Horvath. The company produces documentaries and videos for the theatre and opera. They have worked at the Salzburg Festival (the Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier production of Giulio Cesare, 2012; Luc Bondy's production of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon, 2014; Philip Stölz's production of Cavalleria rusticana – Pagliacci, 2015; Vera Nemirova's production of Die Walküre, 2017).
Their first collaboration with Damiano Michieletto was in 2012 for La Bohème at the Salzburg Festival. It continued at Salzburg in 2013 with Falstaff and in 2014 with La Cenerentola, then at the Theater an der Wien with Idomeneo (2013), and Die Zauberflöte (2015) and then at La Fenice in Venice for the world premiere of Aquagranda (2016). Other collaborations would follow: Rigoletto at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam (2017), La Damnation de Faust at the Rome Opera (2017), and Don Pasquale at the Paris Opera (2018). rocafilm also worked on Help, help, the Globolinks (a science-fiction opera), Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep (directed by Philipp M. Krenn) at the MuTh Wien / Wiener Sängerknaben and Clemens J. Setz’s Frequenzen at the Schauspielhaus in Graz.
Carmen Maria Zimmermann was born in Salzburg in 1981 and is a camera operator and director. She studied photography at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and digital television at the University of Applied Arts in Salzburg. She has worked for the Salzburg Festival since 2007 as a media technician.
Roland Horvarth was born in Graz in 1981. He is an architect and a video director and artist. He studied architecture at the University of Technology in Graz and at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Montpellier (ENSAM). He has worked for the Salzburg Festival since 2008 as a media technician. Since 2012, he has specialised in the field of video design and animation. •
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