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Teatro La Fenice, ''Otello''

Venice

The backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin has a width of 16,5 m and a height of 11,4 m. The symbols of the zodiac have been painted by Paolino Libralato.
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The subjects that are painted on the backdrop made of BGO - Gobelin, that receives blue light at the top and red at the bottom, overlap to the three-dimensional subject that, thanks to the located illumination coming from the top, is visible in transparency through the backdrop.
The BGO - Gobelin backdrop is illuminated here with red light that puts in evidence the painted subjects. Behind the choir, thanks to a blue illumination, the same zodiacal subjects appear painted on a backdrop made of ASC600S - Sceno width 600 cm - Flame retardant. The transparency of the tulle creates a auperimposition of the images that have been painted on the two layers.

The BGO - Gobelin backdrop has been lifted.
The backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin has a width of 16,5 m and a height of 11,4 m. The symbols of the zodiac have been painted by Paolino Libralato.
The backdrop made of ASC600S - Sceno width 600 cm - Flame retardant, that covers a big cube, is now illuminated by neutral light rather than blue.
Lyric drama in four acts
Music
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
First night
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 5/2/1887

Scenography
Edoardo Sanchi
Costume design
Silvia Aymonino
Light design
Fabio Barettin
Pictorial realizations
Paolino Libralato
Technical direction
Massimo Checchetto
Stage direction
Francesco Micheli
Staging
Season
2012/2013

Video & Documentation

Paolino Libralato at work 1

Paolino Libralato at work 2

See also ...

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: typologies of workmanships