Arena Sferisterio, ''Les contes d'Hoffmann''


Backdrop made of white HSE - Tempesta silk, of which Pier Luigi Pizzi has exploited the extreme lightness, asking that it be superficially ventilated.The silk thus took on a fluid and continuous movement, liquid and delicately vibrating and, thanks to the strong photo-reflecting properties, of its own and of white, it took with great effectiveness the colours with which it was illuminated.Blue, in the scene of the famous Barcarolle ...
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... or, when it was lit more slightly and with neutral light, it acquired a certain transparency and took on the colour of the brick wall behind it.Made with flat making, the backdrop was simply hung in front of the back wall of the Sferisterio ...
... and it was also used as a Kabuki curtain.Here, in fact, it was released thanks to a 9SK - Kabuki with manual tilter system ...

... and, once on the ground, it even performed the functions ...
... of a shroud, keeping, during the choreographic movements ...
... the vitality and the ability to react to air, as well as to lighting, typical of HSE - Tempesta silk.
Opéra-fantastique in a prologue, three acts and an epilogue
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

costume design,
stage direction
Rubechini Carlo
Light design
Sergio Rossi
Arena Sferisterio of Macerata

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Arena Sferisterio, ''Les contes d'Hoffmann'': kabuki backdrop made of Tempesta silk

Arena Sferisterio, ''Les contes d'Hoffmann'': backdrop made of Tempesta silk

Materials used in this production

9SK - Kabuki with manual tilter

Systems for curtains

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

HSE - Tempesta

Silks and satins

Kabuki curtains

Typology of curtain

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