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'' hall planned by the ticinese-Milanese architect Luigi Canonica (Capriasca 1764 - Milan 1844) and inaugurated in 1810.
The monochromes inserted in the ceiling of the stage 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 pompous adorned neobaroque that replaced the 1810 native neoclassic decorations in 1862.
The Traveller curtain made of FOT - Otello.
The Traveller curtain made of FOT - Otello.
The wooden Flyloft impending the stage, with the systems of 4LR - Wooden block (wheel) for the suspension of the Manual fly facilities. The space of the stage preserves part of the nineteenth-century structure that includes the so-called ''soffittone'', a big space once destined 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.
Project: Luigi Canonica
Renovation of the hall's decorations
Decorations: Girolamo Magnani
Frescoes of the vault of the hall: Luigi Campini
Restructuring of the foyer
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


NDA - Decorative appliqués for fabrics


NFR - Fringes


Stage maskings

Acoustic curtains

Traveller curtains

Typology of curtain