Mariinsky Theatre, ''Requiem''

Saint Petersburg

In the background, a Rear-illuminated backdrop 18 m wide and 12 m high realized with the film RNB - Nebbia. The Rear-illuminated backdrop filters and diffuses the light projected on a cyclorama made of white ASC1220S - Sceno 1.200 cm muslin in the size of 22 m of width and 12 m of height that was installed behind the same.
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The Rear-illuminated backdrop RNB - Nebbia with a different illumination.
Another change of light filtered by the Rear-illuminated backdrop RNB - Nebbia.The blue light in the middle behind the choir is a dynamic video-projection ...
... directly rear-projected on the backdrop RNB - Nebbia.
All the pictures were shot during the rehearsal of the show.Again an image of the rehearsal in which it is recognizable on the left, faced backwards, the director Daniele Finzi Pasca, that used for the Requiem the visions of an afterlife populated by angels and the opposite one of the infernal flames that blaze with the Dies irae.
The presence of the French scenographer Jean Rabasse beside the Swiss director, here in the middle again during the rehearsal, reconstituted on the scene of the most important theater of Saint Petersburg the binomial of the award-winning team that created, together with other artists of the Teatro Sunil and of the Compagnia Finzi Pasca, the circus show Corteo, the most famed production (over 5 million spectators) of the Cirque_du_Soleil and therefore of every time circus shows.
The director on the stage is busy with the illustrations the movements to the performers during the rehearsal.
A test with combined projection on the dark grey Tripolina string curtain and on the backdrop for rear-projections at the back that shows the effectiveness of the projections made on two different levels.The choir of 100 people required by the Requiem has in that way the opportunity to be wound among the flames of the background and those of the anterior level, with possibility of crossing of this last.
Religious music
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
First night
Milan, Chiesa di San Marco, 22/5/1874

Costume design
Giovanna Buzzi
Make-up design
Chiqui Barbé
Light design
Daniele Finzi Pasca
Alexis Bowles
Video design
Roberto Vitalini for BASHIBA
Production concept
Daniele Finzi Pasca
Julie Hamelin
Stage direction

Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg

Video & Documentation

Mariinsky Theatre, ''Requiem'': thread curtain Tripolina

Mariinsky Theatre, ''Requiem'': rear-illuminated backdrop Nebbia

Materials used in this production

NTR - Tripolina

Materials for string curtains

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies

RNB - Nebbia

Rear-projection films

Information on data processing