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Rossini Opera Festival, ''Semiramide''

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The ZSM - Magic Mirror backdrops were superimposed to the Digital printing rear-illuminated backdrops realized with the film RCO - Colorado on which the geography of the terrestrial globe is represented. Adjusting the light of the Rear-illuminated backdrops it is possible to make dynamically appear the printed images on the mirror surface.
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Orlandi and Kaegi, quoting the control room by Ken Adam (the scenographer of Kubrik's Dr. Strangelove), instilled in the tragic opera by Rossini some topics of political fiction that have a disturbing actuality.
The picture summarize the possibilities offered by the ZSM - Magic Mirror backdrops that, from a completely reflecting view (at the top on the left), can gradually pass, increasing the light of the Rear-illuminated backdrops, to the totally transparent aspect of the image at the bottom on the right.
The real scenographical potentialities of the combining between ZSM - Magic Mirror and Rear-illuminated backdrops studied by William Orlandi are appreciable only assisting to the passages among the different situations of illumination, in which transparency, reflection and light games dynamically alternate, favoring and accenting the dramatic action.
The ZSM - Magic Mirror backdrops were superimposed to the Digital printing rear-illuminated backdrops realized with the film RCO - Colorado on which the geography of the terrestrial globe is represented.
The light of the Rear-illuminated backdrops was lowered here, and the mirror effect of the ZSM - Magic Mirror backdrops is more accented.
The light of the Rear-illuminated backdrops was lowered here, and the mirror effect of the ZSM - Magic Mirror backdrops is more accented.
On the surface of the Rear-illuminated backdrops were engaged some fiber optics that create the bright points that underline the places on the maps of the terrestrial globe.
Tragic melodrama in two acts
Music
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Libretto
Gaetano Rossi
from the Tragédie de Sémiramis by Voltaire
First night
Venice, Teatro La Fenice, 3/2/1823

Scenography
William Orlandi
Costume design
Roberto Venturi
Scenotechnique
Delfini Group
Technical direction
Mauro Brecciaroli
Stage direction

Staging
Co-production
Teatro Real di Madrid
Gran Teatre del Liceu di Barcellona
Teatro Regio of Turin
Season
2003

See also ...

Digital printing rear-illuminated backdrops

Printing on vinyl

Digital printings for scenography

Printing on vinyl

RCO - Colorado

Rear-projection films

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies

ZSM - Mirrors made of QSM - Magic Mirror Film

Projection / transparency backdrops