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Teatrino Gir˛, ''El retablo de maese Pedro''

Milan

Don Quixote in the Retablo's inn in Aragon, here in the installation of the students of the Brera Academy of Milan.The backdrop is made of red DPI - Piermarini.
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Real actors replace the traditional marionettes, while the representation of chivalrous character which Don Quixote assists has been realized with a 'theater of the shades' projected on a backdrop made of APO - Pelle Ovo.
The border of the theater in the theater, between inn and representation of the shades, has just been destroyed by Don Quixote's sword.Dulcinea is the only marionette in the scene, to underline her ideal superiority to the eyes of the knight.
De Falla's opera was represented the first time in 1923 in the Parisian house of the princess of Polignac.The public was exceptional: they were present, in fact, Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky.
Opera in one act
Music
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Libretto
Manuel de Falla
da Miguel de Cervantes
First night
Paris, Palais Polignac, 25/6/1923

Scenography,
stage direction
Gabriele Giromella
Costume design
Mara Bertolini
Season
2005

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APO - Pelle Ovo

Muslin and canvas

DPI - Piermarini

Damasks