Teatro Verdi di Pisa, ''Paride ed Elena''


The scene is closed on three sides according to the Closed set scheme.In the big frame, the painting Leda and the Swan by Léon Riesener (1808-1878), that Rinaldo Rinaldi reproduced on ASC - Sceno muslin.In the foreground, partly covered by red HSE - Tempesta silk drapes ...
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... six mirrors that the scenographic workshop built using as many silver QSR - Miroplan mirror panels.The large walls made of marble and mirrors, made with silver QSF - Miroflex panels and antiqued with a surface treatment ...
... quote the galeries des glaces of the Baroque and Rococo noble residences.The back walls, two wheeled Flats, are sliding and open onto a large Rear-illuminated backdrop made of rear-projection film RAR - Arizona ...
... here also illuminated from the front in its lower part.Right, painted on ASC - Sceno canvas by Rinaldo Rinaldi, a reproduction of Mars Being Disarmed by Venus (1825) by Jacques-Louis David.The large painting leaves the scene and ...
... a backdrop made of BGO - Gobelin tulle is lowered.It is painted with architectural motives that appear in superimposition on a rear-projection RAR - Arizona screen ...
... on which a sea landscape is rear-projected.The backdrop made of BGO - Gobelin tulle has been painted with clouds, that are highlighted when the backlighting goes down and the front one is increased.
The tulle is lifted as the two sliding Flats are closing the back of the scene.Composed in 1770, during the second and longer Gluck's period of Viennese permanence, Paride ed Elena is the third opera that he created in collaboration with the livornese librettista Ranieri de' Calzabigi ...
... who worked with him in that revolutionary moment of renewal that in the history of the music is known as ''Gluck's operatic reform'' and that includes the most famous Orfeo ed Euridice, dated 1762, and Alceste, dated 1767.
Drama for music in five acts
First night
Vienna, Burgtheater, 3/11/1770

costume design
Pictorial realizations
Rinaldo Rinaldi
Light design
Fiammetta Baldiserri
Technical direction
Piero Benetti
Stage direction
Andrea Cigni

Progetto Opera Studio
Teatro Carlo Goldoni of Livorno
Teatro del Giglio of Lucca
Opéra Royal de Wallonie of Liège

Video & Documentation

Rinaldo Rinaldi: the magic of the painted scene

Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Closed sets

Frames for stagecraft

COS - Oscurante

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

HSE - Tempesta

Silks and satins

QSF - Miroflex

Mirroring materials

QSR - Miroplan

Mirroring materials

RAR - Arizona

Rear-projection films

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies

Information on data processing