Teatro San Carlo, ''Parsifal''


Behind the three-dimensional Doric columns suspended in mid-air there is a backdrop in black BGO - Gobelin tulle on which the profile of two other orders of columns is traced in white.The front lighting of the tulle highlights them, while ...
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... at the back of the scene a Rear-illuminated backdrop made with the RAR - Arizona film creates another level with variable brightness which, with the lowering of the frontal light ...
... it can send against the light what is in front of it, to create a positive / negative effect compared to the first image.Paolini represented «... an ideal space, a geological, astronomical, archaeological museum ... a museum of '' spiritual sciences '', where the finds handed down by history appear carefully and respectfully preserved but, by now rendered unrecognizable by time, appear reviewed and cataloged by today's gaze.»
A new backlight created with the rear-illumination of the RAR - Arizona backdrop and a second backdrop in white BGO - Gobelin tulle.The tulle, on which the architectural perspective and the person sitting on the step have been painted in black, is installed near the proscenium.At the center of the stage there are two reproductions of Praxiteles' Hermes, which enjoy a localized lighting that highlights them through the transparency of the tulle.
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
Stage direction


Materials used in this production

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

Giulio Paolini

Some Masters

RAR - Arizona

Rear-projection films

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies

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