Teatro dell'Opera, ''Zaide''


One of the characters of Mozart's unfinished opera crosses the stalls and heads towards the stage, which has been transformed into a real construction site, with scaffolding and the typical orange protective net.
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There is also a pile of sand, a yellow conveyor for the rubble, the red and white tape ...
... and the panels in corrugated galvanized metal sheet, while ...

... in a later scene, water is flowing copiously on the back of a large Ghiaccio transparent backdrop.
The Ghiaccio transparent backdrop, which measures 20 x h 10.43 m, was created, according to the indications of the set designer Italo Grassi and of the Scenographic workshop of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, with a finish along the bottom side that allows to collect and channel the water.
The QGH - Ghiaccio film was scenographed on the back to accentuate the effect of the flowing water.
Unfinished Singspiel in two acts
Johann Andreas Schachtner
Italo Calvino
First night
Frankfurt, Oper Frankfurt, 27/1/1866

costume design
Italo Grassi
Light design
Giuseppe Di Iorio
Technical direction
Michele Della Cioppa
Stage direction
Graham Vick (1953-2021)


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Teatro dell'Opera of Rome, ''Zaide''

Materials used in this production

QGH - Ghiaccio

Decorative films

ZFG - Backdrops made of QGH - Ghiaccio

Mirror / transparent backdrops