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Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli

Cremona (Italy)

The Traveller curtain made of red FOT - Otello of the Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli of Cremona.The ticinese Luigi Canonica (Capriasca 1764 - Milan 1844) was a student of Giuseppe Piermarini, together with which he is considered one of the greatest representatives of the Italian neoclassic movement.He devoted with particular interest to the planning of theatrical buildings (among the others: 1809, Teatro Grande of Brescia; 1812, Teatro Sociale; 1817, Teatro Sociale of Mantua; 1821, Teatro Sociale of Sondrio).
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View of the hall projected by Canonica.
View of the hall projected by Canonica.
The opening of the Traveller curtain happens with a motorized 1K - Kompas rail system. The curtain is traditionally decorated with gilded NBT - Trimmings, NAG - Agremani and NFR - Fringes.
Thanks to a 2MT - Pilewind hoists for motorized fly facilities device realized custom, the 1K - Kompas rail system that maneuvers the opening of the Traveller curtain can be lowered to the level of the stage to effect the operations of maintenance.
Detail of the system of Traveller curtain with rail 1K - Kompas.
A view from the stage of the Stage masking composed by wings and tops made of black COS - Oscurante.
The drapery of the royal box made of FOT - Otello.
The Teatro Ponchielli is a theatre ''all'italiana'' with a horseshoe-shaped hall with four tiers of boxes and a gallery, 1.250 seats.

It was born as Teatro della Concordia.

The stage is one of the most capacious among those of the great Italian historical theaters.
1806-1808
Realization
Project: Luigi Canonica

1824
Restructuring after the partial destruction caused by a fire
Project: Faustino Rodi, Luigi Voghera

1989
Restoration

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2MS - Engine S for rail systems

Engines for tracksystems

FOT - Otello

Velvets

Frontal projection screens

Frontal projection screens

Main curtains

Acoustic curtains

NAG - Agremano Braided Trim

Trimmings

NBT - Perforated trims

Trimmings

NFR - Fringes

Trimmings

PMI - Bianco Ottico Microforato

Frontal projection films

Stage maskings

Acoustic curtains

Traveller curtains

Typology of curtain