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Teatro Grande

Brescia (Italy)

The Traveller curtain of the Teatro Grande of Brescia of Brescia was manufactured in 1985 with FOT - Otello velvet. The extraordinary aspect of the hall is due to the superposition of the new-baroque decorations of 1862-63 to the neoclassic structures realized by Luigi Canonica.
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A closer view of the Traveller curtain that shows off the elegant NRN - Hand-machine embroideries performed on a sketch furnished by the theater and the gilded NFR - Fringes that decorate it.
View of the ''horseshoe shaped'' hall planned by the ticinese-Milanese architect Luigi Canonica and inaugurated in 1810.
The monochrome medallions inserted in the ceiling of the hall and in the parapets of the boxes are a work of the parmesan scenographer Girolamo Magnani, author of the neobaroque transformation of 1862 to which the contemporary aspect of the Teatro Grande of Brescia is due.The ceiling also exposes the allegorical groups of the Dance, of the Comedy, of the Tragedy and of the Music by Luigi Campini.
The Traveller curtain close to the neobaroque decorations that in 1862 replaced the native neoclassic ones of 1810.
The ceiling of the hall with the monochrome medallions by Magnani.The Traveller curtain ...
... and the valances of the boxes are made of FOT - Otello velvet.
The wooden Flyloft placed above the stage, with the systems of 4LR - Wooden block (wheel) for the suspension of the Manual fly facilities. Adjacent to the flyloft, above the hall, the theater retains the so-called soffittone, a vast space that is typical of the structure of the Teatro all'italiana and that was anciently allocated to the realization of the painted scenes.
The Teatro Grande is a theatre ''all'italiana'' with a horseshoe-shaped hall with four tiers of boxes and a gallery, 1.146 seats.
It rises in the same place where in 1664 was built the first public theatre of Brescia.
1809-1820
Realization
Project: Luigi Canonica
1862-1863
Renovation of the hall's decorations
Decorations: Girolamo Magnani
Frescoes of the vault of the hall: Luigi Campini
1894
Restructuring of the foyer
1914
Remaking of the decorations

Materials used in this production

1L - Laser

Track systems

2MS - Engine S for rail systems

Engines for tracksystems

4LR - Wooden block

Pulley and blocks

COS - Oscurante

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

FOT - Otello

Velvets

NDA - Decorative appliqués for fabrics

Trimmings

NFR - Fringes

Trimmings

Stage maskings

Acoustic curtains

Traveller curtains

Typology of curtain