The scenographic work of Ezio Frigerio
(Erba, Italy, 1930), also costume designer, is remarkable for the genial articulation of the stage space, performed at times on different levels, with the use of deceptions of the perspective and geometric reconstructions that often use architectural elements (columns, particularly).
An articulation that often reaches levels of inimitable refinement of the composition, in which is underlined a notable interest for the interactions with the light of the reflecting and transparent materials, often of new experimentation.
Frigerio was a stable collaborator of Giorgio Strehler
from 1955, with his first works as a costume designer for the Piccolo Teatro
of Milan, to 1997, year of the death of the great stage director.
A great relief have his numerous collaborations with important international productions, also outside the theatrical circle: in 1991 in fact he received a nomination to the Oscar prize for the scenographies of the film Cyrano de Bergerac
by the French director Jean-Paul Rappeneau