Music video of Olympics' official song to be shot in Romania
, July 19, 2004
BUCHAREST, Romania -- The Athens Olympics have struck a chord in Romania, where filming begins later this week on a music video for the games' official song, Olympic Dream.
Filming will begin Thursday in Bucharest at unspecified locations, featuring Croat pianist Maksim Mrvica and Serbian singer Iva Cojic, Bogdan Enache of the Romanian subsidiary of EMI Classics and Jazz said Monday.
No further details were available about the video. Enache said it was EMI's decision to shoot in Romania, but did not say why.
After communism ended in 1989, Romania -- known as the home of the fabled vampire Count Dracula -- was the site of some low-budget Western horror movies. In recent years, higher-profile movies such as Cold Mountain, Callas Forever and Amen have been shot here.
Mrvica, 28, is a pianist who gained fame for his modern interpretation performances of classical music.
EMI recently launched three official Olympics albums in Athens: a pop album, a Greek traditional music album and a classical music album, Harmony, which includes Olympic Dream.
It also includes performances by Sarah Brightman, Maria Callas, Placido Domingo and other singers.