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Teatro Cavallerizza, ''Il tempo sospeso del volo''

Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Backdrop ZSM - Magic Mirror, 14 x 5 m.The configuration used in this case is configuration B1 with WCS - Strap + WOC - Eyelets + WPE - Perofix.
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The backdrop ZSM - Magic Mirror during the installation in the theater. Some displays with red LEDs were installed behind the mirror in order to show some captions in transparency.
The backdrop ZSM - Magic Mirror at the end of the installation. The inclination of 20° makes the mirror reflect the stalls and will allow the spectators to visualize the original scenography that is not situated on the stage but in hall. In the middle, among the spectators, there is the outline of the airplane on which it will happen the Ustica Massacre. On three raised and flowing on rails platforms, that are visible at the top of the mirror, there will be some of the protagonists of the tragedy and the orchestra.
The ZSM - Magic Mirror during the rehearsals.
The reflex of the scene, that the outline of the airplane and the armchairs point out to take place in the DC-9 Itavia on June 27th 1980, day of the slaughter. In the meanwhile, the red captions flow in transparency behind the ZSM - Magic Mirror.
The ZSM - Magic Mirror, its inclination, the transparency, the stage plant and the light design allow the visualization of the tragedy with various narrative levels: the public assists to what is happening on the airplane, to the scenes that are happening on the floor, to the captions flowing on the mirror and it finally sees even itself to participate impotent, already knowing what is about to happen. To allow the correct degree of reflection of the ZSM - Magic Mirror, a backdrop made of black COS - Oscurante Molton was installed on its back.
The flowing platform in the foreground is reflected in the backdrop ZSM - Magic Mirror together with the public, the outline of the airplane on the floor and the orchestra on the background.
The central flowing platform is reflected in the backdrop ZSM - Magic Mirror together with the public, the outline of the airplane on the floor and the orchestra on the background.
Opera
in a prologue, 26 scenes and an end
Music
Nicola Sani (1961)
Libretto
Franco Ripa di Meana
First night
Reggio Emilia, Teatro Cavallerizza, 10/10/2007

Scenography
Edoardo Sanchi
Costume design
Silvia Aymonino
Light design
Guido Levi
Technical direction
Andrea Gabbi
Stage direction
Franco Ripa di Meana

Staging
Co-production
REC Festival 2007
Fondazione I teatri di Reggio Emilia
Operaoggi

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BSU - Super Gobelin Tulle

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

COS - Oscurante Molton

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: typologies of workmanships

ZSM - Magic Mirror backdrops

Backdrops projection / transparency