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Teatro alla Scala, ''Europa riconosciuta''

Milan

The grey backdrop is made of COS - Oscurante molton, colour 13.The opera, that narrates the stories of Europa and Asterio, sovereign of Tyre and Creta, was chosen to inaugurate the Nuovo Regio Teatro di Santa Maria della Scala in Milan on the August 3rd 1778, when Salieri was 28.To the success of the show contributed the scenographies by Fratelli Galliari, that aroused great admiration.
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A big backdrop made of grey COS - Oscurante molton.
Pier Luigi Pizzi created this eighteenth-century theater on the stage of the Teatro Alla Scala using some big painted backdrops manufactured with ASC1000S - Sceno 1.000 cm muslin.

A spectacular mass scene with riding characters and, at their shoulders, a big backdrop made of grey COS - Oscurante molton.
The Teatro alla Scala chose to celebrate the reentry in its own seat, after the temporary transfer to the Teatro degli Arcimboldi due to the works of restructuring, with the same opera with which it was inaugurated two hundred twenty-six years before.
Again the big backdrop made of grey COS - Oscurante molton.
Drama in two acts
Music
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
Libretto
Mattia Verazi
First night
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 3/8/1778

Scenography,
costume design
Choreography
Stage direction

Staging
Season
2004 / 2005

Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

COS - Oscurante

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: typologies of workmanships

Pier Luigi Pizzi

Some Masters