Teatro San Carlo, ''Parsifal''


Behind the three-dimensional doric columns suspended in the air it appears a backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin on which it was traced the sketch of other two orders of columns, whose profile stands out because of the frontal illumination of the backdrop.
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The sketch of the columns traced on the backdrop made of BGO - Gobelin is also underlined here by the light of the Rear-illuminated backdrop manufactured with the film RAR - Arizona that it is set on the background of the scene.
With this scenographical interpretation Paolini wanted to represent «... an ideal space, a geologic, astronomic, archaeological Museum... a Museum of ''spiritual sciences'', where the archeological finds handed down by the History appear carefully and respectfully preserved but, made by now unrecognizable by the Time, appear to be revised and cataloged by today's look.»
The architectural perspective and the character sat on the step are painted on a backdrop realized with white BGO - Gobelin, through which are seen, in a perfect transparency, some candid elements of scene, among which detaches a couple of reproductions of the Hermes by Praxiteles.The scene takes light on the background thanks to a big Rear-illuminated backdrop manufactured with the film RAR - Arizona.
Sacred play in three acts
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Richard Wagner
from Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach
First night
Bayreuth, Festspielhaus, 26/7/1882

Costume design
Giovanna Buzzi
Light design
Luigi Saccomandi
Technical direction
Nicola Rubertelli
Stage direction


Materials used in this production

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: typologies of workmanships

Giulio Paolini

Some Masters

RAR - Arizona

Rear-projection films

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies