Ezio Frigerio


Piccolo Teatro, ''The Threepenny Opera'' After studying architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, Ezio Frigerio alternated the works for the cinema with the theatrical ones, to which he turned more assiduously after the beginning of the collaboration with Giorgio Strehler.Among the memorable productions at the Piccolo Teatro ...
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... elaborated by Ezio Frigerio for the directions of Strehler, one must surely remember:The Giants of the Mountain, (1966)Saint Joan of the Stockyards, (1970)King Lear, (1972)The Storm, (1980)La grande magia, (1985).And, above all, that of ...
... Piccolo Teatro, ''Harlequin Servant of Two Masters'' With a dozen editions and over half a century of performances, Arlecchino by Piccolo Teatro di Milano directed by Giorgio Strehler and with the scenography by Ezio Frigerio ...
... it is the most famous and seen Italian theatrical show in the world.
Teatro Real de Madrid, ''Les contes d'Hoffmann'' The transparency of the backdrops made of BGO - Gobelin tulle with elaborate subjects in Digital printing, the picture underlines the rear-illumination of a backdrop realized with the film for rear-projections RTE - Temporale.Numerous also the realizations for the ballet ...
... in which Ezio Frigerio collaborates with personality as Beppe Menegatti, Roland Petit, Yury Grigorovich.With Rudolf Nureyev, in 1979, he puts on stage at the Teatro alla Scala of Milan Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.
Teatro Real de Madrid, ''Don Giovanni'' Games of shadows realized on ASL - Light Sceno sheer muslin backdrops. During the 1980s Frigerio realizes numerous appreciated scenographies for the playhouse with directors like Walter Pagliaro and Virginio Puecher.
For Nķria Espert, in London, in 1987 he prepares the scenes for The House of Bernarda Alba.In 1988 he works in Paris with Roger Planchon, making the scenographies of The Miser by MoliŤre, and in 1990 was at the Teatro Stabile of Genoa with Marco Sciaccaluga, and for his direction realized the sets of The Physicists by DŁrrenmatt.
The scenographic work of Ezio Frigerio (Erba, Italy, 1930 - Lecco, 2022), 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.

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Piccolo Teatro, ''Harlequin Servant of Two Masters''

Commedia dell'arte

Piccolo Teatro, ''The Threepenny Opera''

Prose theatre

Teatro Massimo, ''I Vespri siciliani''

Lyric opera

Teatro Real, ''Don Giovanni''

Lyric opera

Teatro Real, ''Les contes d'Hoffmann''

Lyric opera

Teatro San Carlo, ''Tristan und Isolde''

Lyric opera

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