Teatro Carlo Felice, ''The Magic Flute''


A RTE - Temporale backdrop, backlit by yellow light, highlights the silhouette of a wheeled Ground row covered by painted ASC - Sceno muslin that depicts the crown of the sun.On the sides, lined up between the Flats still made of framed and painted ASC - Sceno muslin, some framed Set pieces represent gigantic figures of priests ...
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... while here three smaller Set pieces depict lions.Luzzati's staging frees the Zauberoper by Mozart and Schikaneder:«... from the encumbrance of a Masonic simbology that, if too much insisted, makes it heavy ...»
«... maintaining instead its popular nature in the most beautiful sense.»Giancarlo Landini, L'opera, No. 211.The RTE - Temporale Rear-illuminated backdrop spreads on the scene, in this case, an orange light.
The staging was produced in 2001 by Teatro Carlo Felice in order to celebrate Luzzati's eightieth birthday.Besides the minimalist Glyndebourne installation of 1963, he engaged in Die Zauberflöte also in 1978 ...
... realizing with Giulio Gianini the famous cartoon, which is considered one of the masterpieces of the history of animated movie.
The scenography used numerous other wooden Flats covered with painted ASC - Sceno muslin, backdrops made of BGO - Gobelin tulle and various inserts in CPA - Boccascena cloth.At the back of Sarastro and Pamina, the Flats made of painted ASC - Sceno muslin ...
... which here frame, in the background, the RTE - Temporale Rear-illuminated backdrop and between which, in a new scene, three Flats are inserted for each of the two sides ...
... creating a Closed set completed at the top by three Ceilings made of ASC - Sceno muslin.In the centre, some wheeled Ground rows depict the rocks of a seabed.«Luzzati returns to The Magic Flute with a scenography that seems got out of an illustrated children book.But the stylization of the line ...»
Singspiel in two acts
First night
Vienna, Theater auf der Wieden, 30/9/1791

Emanuele Luzzati
in collaboration with Roberto Rebaudengo
Costume design
Pictorial realizations
Scenographic realizations
Props and Decors
Technical direction
Paolo Giacchero
Stage direction
Daniele Abbado replaced by Boris Stetka

2006, revival of the staging produced in 2001

Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

BGOP - Gobelin Teatro

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Closed sets

Frames for stagecraft

CPA - Boccascena

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Emanuele Luzzati

Some Masters


Frames for stagecraft

Ground rows

Frames for stagecraft

RTE - Temporale

Rear-projection films

Set pieces

Frames for stagecraft

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