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Teatro Sociale di Como, ''La fille du régiment''

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The Swiss's choir (Tirolean, in the French version of the opera), on the background of a curtain manufactured with HRT - Rasetto Texturé, color 119 red, with a white cross to the center. First masterpiece of the Parisian period of Donizetti, La fille du régiment is the story in an amusing key of the story of Marie, the sutler of the savoyard regiment in which she was grown, and of her reciprocated love for the young Swiss Tonio, imprisoned by the French soldiers, to whom the Swiss are hostile. The love between Marie and Tonio is hindered by the Swiss marquise of Lauffen, of which Marie will discover to be daughter, that wants to give her in wife to the count of Swingen.
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The French soldiers capture Tonio.The mountains covered with snow in the background were painted on a backdrop made of ASC - Sceno.
The heaps of snow in the foreground are covered with white CGO - Gobbi, white COS - Oscurante and flakes of QNS - Bianca.The most advanced part of the floor of the stage was covered with some white TSM - Silviagrips floor.

«My vision of the opera is tied up to that of a film of imagination, not certain to that of a cartoon and therefore the cinema point of view was one of the languages I looked for during my work. I wanted to clean the dramaturgy from useless gimmicks and gags ''of a caricature'', with the purpose to return a specific character to every part and therefore to respect the sense of the amusing and clear theatricality by Donizetti.» Notes of the stage direction by Andrea Cigni.
The Swiss's choir (Tirolean, in the French version of the opera), on the background of a curtain manufactured with HRT - Rasetto Texturé, color 119 red, with a white cross to the center. First masterpiece of the Parisian period of Donizetti, La fille du régiment is the story in an amusing key of the story of Marie, the sutler of the savoyard regiment in which she was grown, and of her reciprocated love for the young Swiss Tonio, imprisoned by the French soldiers, to whom the Swiss are hostile. The love between Marie and Tonio is hindered by the Swiss marquise of Lauffen, of which Marie will discover to be daughter, that wants to give her in wife to the count of Swingen.
The costumes and the props underline the temporal transposition of the action from the eighteenth century to the epoch of the Great War.
Opéra comique in two acts
Music
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
First night
Paris, Opéra-Comique, 11/2/1840
Scenography,
costume design,
stage direction
Andrea Cigni
Light design
Fiammetta Baldiserri

Staging
Co-production with
Season
2009-2010

See also ...

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

CGO - Gobbi

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

COS - Oscurante Molton

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

QNS - Bianca

Decorative materials

TSM - Silviagrips

Dance floors