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Teatro Verdi, ''Don Quichotte''

Trieste

Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza are celebrated by a throwing of confetti.Behind there his a big backdrop manufactured with the film RPA - Panorama, here with a dégradé rear-illumination. Federico Tiezzi transferred to his mise-en-scène the styles' contamination that characterizes his directions, with quotations that in this case go from Goya and Velasquez up to the Ninteenth Century of Picasso and the silent cinema. The scenography by Pier Paolo Bisleri has an extreme formal cleanliness this time too, and uses few essential elements and colours with a dry elegance, in a show very appreciated by the public and that the critics that, praising him, defined it post-modern and minimal.
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In duet with Dulcinée and with a lute in the hand, Don Quichotte is prepared to the serenade.Wings and tops were realized with the film RPA - Panorama too, stretched on frames of plywood covered with with white CGO - Gobbi, used here not for decorative but functional purposes.The wings are frontally illuminated here with yellow light, while the backdrop is submitted to a neutral rear-illumination that underlines the natural color of the film RPA - Panorama.
The yellow illumination was extended here to the backdrop RPA - Panorama. The floor of the stage is covered with the dance floor TST - Silviastar.

The battle with the windmills, made with games of chromatic rear-illumination and shades on the backdrop RPA - Panorama.
Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza are celebrated by a throwing of confetti.Behind there his a big backdrop manufactured with the film RPA - Panorama, here with a dégradé rear-illumination. Federico Tiezzi transferred to his mise-en-scène the styles' contamination that characterizes his directions, with quotations that in this case go from Goya and Velasquez up to the Ninteenth Century of Picasso and the silent cinema. The scenography by Pier Paolo Bisleri has an extreme formal cleanliness this time too, and uses few essential elements and colours with a dry elegance, in a show very appreciated by the public and that the critics that, praising him, defined it post-modern and minimal.
Don Quichotte, refused by Dulcinée, dies between the arms of Sancho, to which he gives the island that he promised to him: the Island of the Dreams.The picture shows a change of the chromatic illumination on the side wings covered with RPA - Panorama, while a rear-projection on the RPA - Panorama backdrop can bee seen through the upper windows of the brick wall that was realized with a wooden scene.
Comédie héroique in five acts
Music
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Libretto
Henri Cain
from the homonym comedy by Jacques le Lorrain and from Miguel de Cervantes
First night

Scenography
Pier Paolo Bisleri
Costume design
Giovanna Buzzi
Light design
Iuraj Saleri
Scenographic
workshop direction
Giampiero Ferlan
Choreography
Virgilio Sieni
Stage direction

Staging
Season
2005 / 2006

See also ...

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

CGO - Gobbi

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

COS - Oscurante Molton

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies

TST - Silviastar

Dance floors