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Arena Sferisterio, ''Tosca''

Macerata

A detail of the TST - Silviastar with which was covered the whole surface of the stage.
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The scenographer Emanuela Pischedda turned the stage of the Sferisterio into a gigantic stylized and completely reflecting eye, thanks to the use of two mirroring materials, the TST - Silviastar and the QSP - Mirofilm. In the slightly tilted floor, on the earth, the pupil of the giant eye is recognizable, in which the colored wine glasses compose a female face, the one of the Maddalena painted by Cavaradossi, that is reflected to the public by the big circle that overhangs the scene and that it owes its own reflecting effect to the covering realized with the QSP - Mirofilm.
The scene populated by the angels. In the middle, the pupil with the portrait of the Maddalena reflected to the public by the tilted mirror realized with the QSP - Mirofilm.
In the middle, the pupil with the portrait of the Maddalena reflected to the public by the tilted mirror realized with the QSP - Mirofilm.
Another scene reflected by the TST - Silviastar.One of the reasons for scandal was the presence in scene of twelve completely naked angels, given birth in the last action by a presence introduced by Latella: that of the Madonna, that crosses the stage and follows the action for the whole opera.
Another scene reflected by the TST - Silviastar.Tosca at the end, rather than throwing herself in the Tevere from the terrace of Castel Sant'Angelo, is hold in arms by the Madonna herself, and she's naked too after the birth of the angels, with which is stolen in sky.
The scenographer Emanuela Pischedda used the TST - Silviastar also to exalt the effects of chromatic illumination, creating some effective soffuse atmospheres.The Roman places of Tosca, that are the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Palazzo Farnese and Castel Sant'Angelo, are recalled in a symbolic way only.
The Madonna, reflected by the TST - Silviastar.
Melodrama in three acts
Music
Giacomo Puccini, (1858-1924)
Libretto
First night
Rome, Teatro Costanzi, 14/1/1900

Scenography,
costume design
Emanuela Pischedda
Technical direction
Bruno Carletti
Light design
Giorgio Cervesi Ripa
Stage direction

Staging
Arena Sferisterio of Macerata
Season
2005

See also ...

QSP - Mirofilm

Mirroring materials

TST - Silviastar

Dance floors