Teatro Regio di Parma, ''The Corsair''


The sketch by the scenographer Marco Capuana for the deck of the ship. The sails had been made partly of ASC - Sceno muslin and partly of bordeaux HSV - Trevi fabric.
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The actual realization of the scene ...
... with the sails made of natural ASC600S - Sceno 620 cm muslin.The scenography by Marco Capuana also foresees the use ...
... of a painted tulle backdrop with which creating effects of variable transparency by alternating the frontal lighting on the tulle with its backlighting by means of a Rear-projection screen made of RAR - Arizona to be rear-illuminated with chromatic light too.In the image, Franco Venturi is painting, in the Scenographic workshop of the Teatro Regio of Parma, a large backdrop made of BIT - Italiano tulle ...
... with dimensions of 17.5 x h 13.5 m.Franco Venturi painted it with Gino Bruni according to the pre-impressionistic way by William Turner.The painting to which the backdrop is inspired is Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth.
The sketch of another scene in which the deck of the ship is clear of the sails.Marco Capuana planned to install a large and slightly inclined Ghiaccio transparent backdrop between the deck of the sailing ship and the painted BIT - Italiano tulle backdrop.
The actual realization of the scene.The inclined Ghiaccio transparent backdrop partially reflects the action that takes place on the deck, while the backlighting with red light of the RAR - Arizona Rear-projection screen sends the backdrop made of BIT - Italiano tulle against the light and it becomes transparent.In a later scene the intensity of the RAR - Arizona screen backlight is reduced …
... and its colour changes from red to white.The backdrop made of BIT - Italiano tulle is frontally illuminated and its painted subject can be glimpsed through the transparency of the Ghiaccio transparent backdrop.A second set of sails made of red HSV - Trevi fabric was lowered onto the deck.
Tragic melodrama in three acts
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
First night
Trieste, Teatro Grande, 25/10/1848

Marco Capuana
Costume design
Vera Marzot (1931-2012)
Pictorial realizations
Franco Venturi
Gino Bruni
Technical direction
Luigi Cipelli
Stage direction
Lamberto Puggelli (1938-2013)

Teatro Regio of Parma
Festival Verdi

Materials used in this production

3C - Canapa Rope


ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

BIT - Italiano

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

HSE - Tempesta

Silks and satins

HSV - Trevi

Silks and satins

QGH - Ghiaccio

Decorative films

QSP - Mirofilm

Mirroring materials

ZFG - Backdrops made of QGH - Ghiaccio

Mirror / transparent backdrops

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