Teatro Dante Alighieri, ''Tenebrae''


The scenographical installation is formed by a low and wide flight of steps that is as wide as the stage, with a central ramp that climbs to the upper level, that where the three singers are standing. On the sides of the central ramp, two black RNO - Notturno Rear-projection screenss 5,5 m wide and 8 m high hang.Immediately in front of those there are two ZFG - Ghiaccio transparent backdrops with the same size. The stage reflects on the sides in two ZSM - Magic Mirror backdrops 5,4 m wide and 7,4 m high, that enlarge its size.The front of the stage is veiled by a backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin 13 m wide and 8 m high, hand worked adding some filamentous applications, that can be lifted and lowered and that receives the projections in various moments of the show. A second backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin, more transparent because it's not worked, can go up and down with the same movement among the first tulle backdrop and the ZFG - Ghiaccio transparent backdrops.
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Light effects on the backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin with filamentous applications. On the sides of the singer in the middle, the rear-illumination of the two black Rear-projection screens RNO - Notturno underlines the silhouettes of other two singers.
The backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin with filamentous applications. On the stair, one of the two cuts of red HSE - Tempesta 9 m long used by the scenography.
«The projections were substantially three. The first, frontal and HD, used a couple of Barco CLM HD8 8000 ANSI lumen with
«A second rear-projection was on the backdrops made of RNO - Notturno, separated in two parts to allow the movement of the central stairway. They were overlapped by two backdrops made of QGH - Ghiaccio that created, contemporarily to the video-projections, some transparencies and reflexes. In this second could be used two vertical HD format or a double 1080 vertical format (horizontal only). The system used in Rome was composed by four Panasonics DLP PT DW7700EK 7.700 ANSI lumen, while in Ravenna we decided for another couple of Barco CLM HDB.»Ezio Antonelli, interview to Sound&Lite, n° 87.
«Besides the project of scene and the sketches, the work foresees the realization of detailed storyboard with sketches, pre visualizations, details of the movements of the scene, of the actions of the stage direction and the lights, therefore the preparation of an ample library of images and video. This whole work is constantly modified during the work in progress, according with the stage direction, but at the end it is normally used a minimum part of it only. This at least in contemporary theatrical operas and particularly in the work with Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, allowing her to work in expressive way and ''at sight'', remodeling the visual materials in relationship to the stage direction and the rehearsals.»Ezio Antonelli, interview to Sound&Lite, n° 87.
Projections on the backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin.
Projections on the backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin.
Video opera
texts drawn from works by Massimo Cacciari
and the Officium tenebrarum
First night
Ravenna, Teatro Dante Alighieri, 18/6/2010

virtual image
Ezio Antonelli
Light design
Vincent Longuemare
Live electronics
Luigi Ceccarelli
Stage direction
Cristina Mazzavillani Muti


Video & Documentation

Teatro Dante Alighieri, ''Tenebrae''


Materials used in this production

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

HSE - Tempesta

Silks and satins

QSF - Miroflex

Mirroring materials

Rear-projection screens

Rear-projection screens

RNO - Notturno

Rear-projection films

ZFG - Backdrops made of QGH - Ghiaccio

Mirror / transparent backdrops

ZSM - Mirrors made of QSM - Magic Mirror Film

Projection / transparency backdrops