I wanted to make a very beautiful party, and music of the '70s and '80s is party music.

You can see passion in the way we drive, the way we eat, the way we dress.

I think it will be big surprise.

The music of the '70s and '80s is fun music and we wanted to have a party.

We have worked around the passionate way that Italians approach all things, good and bad ? the way they drive, the way they eat and the way they dress. We will have a very energetic show. There will be a lot of speed. Italians love speed.

Many times there have been only men. Now it is a moment to have only women.

They will march into the stadium together to stress that sports is a big, single family that also needs moments of fun. To each section of the IOC official protocol, we shall answer with our goofy and grotesque protocol and I am sure the people will laugh and cheer.

The opening ceremony is all about passion, energy, the Italy of the future. It will be a bit aggressive. The closing ceremony will have a carnival theme - with a melancholy air because it's the end of the Games.

We wanted to do a show that was fun, energetic and looking to the future.