Teatro La Fenice, ''Otello''


The backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin tulle has a width of 16,5 m and a height of 11,4 m.
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The subjects that are painted on the backdrop made of BGO - Gobelin tulle, 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 tulle 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 620 cm muslin. The transparency of the tulle creates a auperimposition of the images that have been painted on the two layers.

The BGO - Gobelin tulle backdrop has been lifted.
The backdrop made of ASC600S - Sceno 620 cm muslin, that covers a big cube, is now illuminated by neutral light rather than blue.
The symbols of the zodiac have been painted by Paolino Libralato.
Lyric drama in four acts
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
First night
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 5/2/1887

Edoardo Sanchi
Costume design
Silvia Aymonino
Light design
Fabio Barettin
Pictorial realizations
Paolino Libralato
Technical direction
Massimo Checchetto
Stage direction

2012 / 2013

Video & Documentation

Paolino Libralato at work 1

Paolino Libralato at work 2

Materials used in this production

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

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