Arnaldo Pomodoro


Teatro alla Scala, ''Teneke'' Shiny materials, artificial and modern such as TST - Silviastar floor, alternate, in the scenograhies of Teneke, some traditional raw materials, such as AJT - Hessian and ATS - Toscana.
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The contrast between the reverberations of nocturne lights in the rice-fields, represented abstractly with the TST - Silviastar floor and the mud realized by the workshops of the Teatro Alla Scala using the AJT - Hessian jute.
The very elaborated succession of lines that surrounds the protagonist of Teneke recalls the spheres and the solids with smooth surfaces sculpted by Arnaldo Pomodoro, whose sudden cracks let glimpse very complex contents.
Teatro La Fenice, ''Rustic Chivalry'' Theatrical Rear-illuminated cyclorama realized with the film RNV - Nevada ...
... in the dimensions of 38 m of width and 16 m of height.
Teatro La Fenice, Šárka
Abstract sculptor, one of the majors of the contemporaneousness, Arnaldo Pomodoro (Morciano di Romagna 1926) began his carrier as a scenographer in 1953, when he designed the scenes and costumes for an installation of Oreste by Vittorio Alfieri in collaboration with Giorgio Perfetti.
The scenic activity of Pomodoro develops in a systematic way since the early '80s, with the important tasks conferred by the Teatro dell'Opera of Rome and the Teatro Massimo of Palermo.
In 1986 he begins the collaboration with the tunisian director Chérif, who will assist in theatre with numerous scenographical collaborations, founding, with him and the Italian actress Alida Valli, the theatrical company of La Famiglia delle Ortiche.
«When I project the scenographies and costumes [ … ] I try to use the power of abstraction [ … ] I don't care about an illustrative or celebrative scenography, the task of scenographer, in fact, is to ''mediate'' the text visually with inventiveness and imagination for a new audience in another and different historical period.»
From an interview with Sandro Parmiggiani, 2006.

Materials used in this production

Teatro alla Scala, ''Teneke''

Lyric opera

Teatro La Fenice, ''Rustic Chivalry''

Lyric opera

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