Teatro Dante Alighieri, ''Falstaff''


No. 200 strips 15 cm wide and 8 m high made of silver BRL - Rexor tulle were disposed in way to make a Crossing backdrop.The result is an interlacement of mobile bands, at times translucent or reflecting ...
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... that creates a kind of forest for light and transparency effects that alternate or overlap to the rear-projections on the RNO - Notturno screen in the background.
The light games projected on the strips made of silver BRL - Rexor tulle (green and yellow tones) ...
... alternate with the transparencies of the rear-projections (blue and azure tones) that illuminate the screen in the background made of RNO - Notturno film, width 15 m and height 13 m.
Here, instead, the strips made of silver BRL - Rexor tulle collect the blue light that is diffused on the scene and they allow just to glimpse among the chinks the magenta rear-illumination that concerns, on the left, a part of the RNO - Notturno screen.
Front projections, on the sides, on three couples of framed wings realized with the PNE - Nerissimo film.The wings can slide thanks to several Kompas track systems and they get more narrow going toward the background of the scene, where there is a perspective with trees that is rear-projected on the RNO - Notturno screen.
The nighttime vision of Giuseppe Verdi's native house in Roncole of Busseto (Italy) is rear-projected on the RNO - Notturno screen. On the right, the marble bust of Verdi is frontally projected on one of the wings made of PNE - Nerissimo film. The green leafy branches at the top are the effect of a frontal projection that interests both the RNO - Notturno screen and the PNE - Nerissimo wings.
Front projections on the PNE - Nerissimo wings and, in the middle, a rear-projection on the RNO - Notturno screen.The scenography shares the main part of the materials with those that were used for the scenography of Teatro Dante Alighieri, ''Macbeth'', realized in the same time. Both the scenographies are a demonstration of how it is possible to use the same materials, thanks to the stage direction, the light design and the stage design, going from the bright tones of comedy to those gloomy and dramatic of tragedy ...
Lyric comedy in three acts
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
First night
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 9/2/1893

Costume design
Alessandro Lai
Light design
Vincent Longuemare
Visual design
Davide Broccoli
Technical direction
Roberto Mazzavillani
Stage direction
Cristina Mazzavillani Muti

Ravenna Festival
Teatro del Giglio of Lucca
Fondazione Teatri of Piacenza
Teatro dell'Opera Giocosa of Savona
Fondazione Teatro Comunale of Ferrara
2013 / 2014

Materials used in this production

1K - Kompas

Track systems

BRL - Rexor

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Crossing curtains

Typology of curtain

PNE - Nerissimo

Frontal projection films

Rear-projection screens

Rear-projection screens

RNO - Notturno

Rear-projection films