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Teatro Verdi, ''Madama Butterfly''

Trieste

Characterized by a refined kabuki inspiration, the scenography is based on the use of backdrops made of painted ASC - Sceno muslin and BGO - Gobelin tulle.
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An intense red halo has just come down to wind the characters, is announcing that Butterfly's tragedy, knelt on the tatami, is about to be consumed.
A sketch by Pier Paolo Bisleri.The backdrop with the stylized landscape and the separés will be realized with white ASC - Sceno muslin.

In front of the scene of the preceding sketch it was hanged a backdrop made of BGO - Gobelin tulle that occupies the whole proscenium, painted with a big female subject with a red mantle, with which they were created some games of transparency and fading with the characters and the scene that are behind it.
Characterized by a refined kabuki inspiration, the scenography is based on the use of backdrops made of painted ASC - Sceno muslin and BGO - Gobelin tulle.
The big female figure is painted on the backdrop made of BGO - Gobelin tulle, and the black ideograms too. Cio-cio-san and Suzuki can be seen in transparency through the tulle. At their shoulders, the painted backdrop made of ASC - Sceno muslin that shows a stylized Japanese landscape.
Japanese tragedy in three acts
Music
Giacomo Puccini, (1858-1924)
Libretto
First night
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 17/2/1904

Scenography,
costume design
Pier Paolo Bisleri
Scenographic workshop direction
Giampiero Ferlan (1948-2014)
Stage direction
Giulio Ciabatti

Staging
Season
2004 / 2005

Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: typologies of workmanships