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Teatro Carlo Felice, ''The Elixir of Love''

Genoa

A scenographic interpretation completely out of the canons of the playful melodrama in two acts by Donizetti, that dissuades it from the rural stereotype of an Arcadian Lombardy and transports it in a world of dream of which the author is immediately recognizable, the great illustrator and scenographer Emanuele Luzzati, who composed this scenography with many painted backdrops made of ASC260S - Sceno width 260 cm - Flame retardant and ASC600S - Sceno width 600 cm - Flame retardant. In the image, tops and wings made of ASC260S - Sceno width 260 cm - Flame retardant on which is reproduced the architecture of a rural building make lean out the scene on a wood of painted trees that detach on the back-lighting of a big backdrop made of ASC600S - Sceno width 600 cm - Flame retardant.
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A backdrop made of painted BGO - Gobelin with a garden background is made to appear behind the characters thanks to the use of the illumination.
A backdrop made of painted BGO - Gobelin with a garden background is made to appear behind the characters thanks to the use of the illumination.
Dulcamara begins his show. A red sunset light illuminates the big backdrop made of painted ASC1000S - Sceno width 1.000 cm - Flame retardant.
In the scene can cohabit tin soldiers, backdrops with dreamlike backgrounds, luxuriant gardens and intellectual references, in an amalgam that was well supported by the scene direction by Filippo Crivelli and that was well completed by the costume design by Santuzza Calì.
The installation was realized in 1994, but it is regularly re-staged, always with a great success.
The announcement of the arrival of Dulcamara. Unmistakable, also in this picture, the characterization that Luzzati infuses to every detail of the scenography.
Dulcamara doesn't enter the scene with the usual wheelbarrow, but he emerges from a magic closet that suddenly materializes him among the peasants, and it is more a wizard than the courtyard fast talker that we are used to see.
Playful melodrama in two acts
Music
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Libretto
Felice Romani
from Le philtre by Eugène Scribe
First night
Milan, Teatro della Cannobiana, 12/5/1832

Scenography
Costume design
Pictorial realizations
Props and Decors
Technical direction
Gian Franco Padovani
Stage direction
Filippo Crivelli

Staging
Season
2003 / 2004, resumption of the staging of the season 1993 / 1994

See also ...

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Emanuele Luzzati

Some Masters