Teatro alla Scala, ''Quartett''


The opera begins with a projection that occupies the entire proscenium, the screen is a large black BGO - Gobelin tulle.After crossing the clouds ...
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... one glides from a bird's eye view over a computer-reconstructed Milan ...
... up to a historic building near the Castello Sforzesco.A scenographic and lighting expedient ...
... using the transparency of the tulle, will allow the viewer to see what is happening in an interior of the palace ...
... the facade of which will subsequently also be displayed on a large Rear-projection screen made of RNO - Notturno film which will be the background for the rest of the show.The experience in the aerial acrobatic staging of the Catalan company La Fura dels Baus, which began in the late 70s ...
... is exploited once again by └lex OllÚ, one of its artistic directors, to conceive with the set designer Alfons Flores a singular and astonishing scenic system that will remain fixed for the entire show.A parallelepiped suspended in mid-air ...
... is the claustrophobic interior that will host the events of the viscount of Valmont and the marquise of Merteuil.The structural device to which its apparent levitation is due is a double radial pattern of steel cables that the lighting by Marco Filibeck emphasize ...
... or make almost invisible with the backlighting, which also is produced by the large Rear-projection screen ...
Lyric opera
in twelve scenes and an exodus
Luca Francesconi
from the homonym theatrical piŔce by Heiner MŘller,
freely drawn from Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise-Franšois Choderlos de Laclos
First night
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 26/4/2011

Alfons Flores
Costume design
Lluc Castells
Scenographical workshop
El Teler
Franc Aleu
Light design

2010 / 2011

Materials used in this production

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

COT - Oscurante Teatro

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

FTN - Tancredi 380


Rear-projection screens

Rear-projection screens

RNO - Notturno

Rear-projection films

Stage maskings

Acoustic curtains

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