Teatro Real, ''Samson et Dalilah''


In the picture, the staging by Teatro Real of Madrid, during the opera season 1999.The Rear-illuminated backdrop was made of RTE - Temporale film.The walls on the sides of the scene are made of panels coated with the silver QSF - Miroflex mirror film.The risers of the steps are made of silver QSF - Miroflex.The floor of the stage is covered with grey and black TSM - Silviagrips dance floor.
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This picture and the followings had been taken instead at Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires.
Samson is preparing to make collapse the temple, with a coup de théâtre among the most famous of Montresor's shows.The first installation of the Samson was realized in the Years ‘80 at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago of Chile. «Montresor narrates in his autobiography the realization - prodigious for the local technical possibilities - of these scenes, that will make of the Teatro Municipal of Santiago the first Latin American theater exporter of shows on a world range.» Gaetano Miglioranzi, From the Colour to the Light, Titivillus Publisher, 2004, pag. 128.
The columns, made of polystyrene, were covered with QSP - Mirofilm.«The end, particularly effective, in which the colossal columns of the temple of Dagon were seen to fall from the background of the stage almost until orchestra pit, with inevitable sensation of the public.»Gaetano Miglioranzi, ibidem.
Opera in three acts and four scenes
First night
Weimar, Grand-ducal Theatre, 2/12/1877

costume design,
light design,
stage direction
Technical direction
Manuel Fontanals

Teatro Real of Madrid

The opera by Camille Saint-Saëns was brought on the stage several times by Beni Montresor (in Houston, Dallas, Buenos Aires, Santiago of Chile, Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon).
The photos refer to the productions of the Teatro Real of Madrid, season 1998 / 1999, and of Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, season 1997.

Materials used in this production

Beni Montresor

Some Masters

COS - Oscurante

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

QSF - Miroflex

Mirroring materials

QSP - Mirofilm

Mirroring materials

RTE - Temporale

Rear-projection films

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