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Teatro Real, ''Samson et Dalilah''

Madrid

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 sides of the scene were delimited by mirroring walls formed with plates of silver QSF - Flexible Mirror (during this staging were used three hundred of them).The floor of the stage is covered with grey and black TSM - Silviagrips Dance Floor 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 - Mirror Film.«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's hole, with inevitable sensation of the public.»Gaetano Miglioranzi, ibidem.
Opera in three acts and four scenes
Music
First night
Weimar, Grand-ducal Theatre, 2/12/1877

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

Staging
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.

See also ...

Beni Montresor

Some Masters

COS - Oscurante Molton

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

QSF - Flexible Mirror

Mirroring materials

QSP - Mirror Film

Mirroring materials

RTE - Temporale

Rear-projection films