Auditorio de Tenerife, ''Rusalka''

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

On the stage the stagehands, coordinated by Jorge Cabrera, technical director of the Auditorio de Tenerife, are preparing the scene of the second act: The Prince's Palace.At the following link you can see an accelerated video summary of the assembly of the setting, at the end of which ...
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... the rehearsals with the singers will begin ...
... coordinated by director André Heller-Lopes.As always, although not yet finalised ...
... the lights transform apparently lifeless artefacts into what the set designer had planned.It's the moment of truth, the one in which you understand if the scene works ...
... and whether the director's expectations will be met.Renato Theobaldo, of the Brazilian artistic team led by André Heller-Lopes, has created the interior of a luxurious oriental palace with what appears to be an ordinary built Closed set ...
... and which instead the stage lights will transform into something absolutely magical.Its construction is based on 13 Flats made of EVA - Aurora digital printing voile 2.66 m wide and 8.16 m high.The perimeter of the backdrops was finished with WVE - Velcro to allow them to be fixed to appropriate Metal frames.
The preliminary rehearsals are over, the singers wear the costumes created by Marcelo Marques and have totally transformed into their characters.With the stage lights even the scenography takes the last step and becomes ...
... the enchanted palace in which Rusalka and the foreign Princess will compete for the Prince's love.The Flats get transformed in a dizzying maze of arabesques that the lights by Gonzalo Córdova transfigure into a luminous spell that envelops the action.
Opera in three acts
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
First night
Prague, National Theatre, 31/3/1901

Renato Theobaldo
Costume design
Marcelo Marques
Light design
Gonzalo Córdova
Derek Pedrós
Scenographical workshop
Dpto. Maquinaria y Atrezzo del Auditorio de Tenerife
Technical direction
Jorge Cabrera Ortiz
Stage direction
André Heller-Lopes

Auditorio de Tenerife of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Materials used in this production

BHO - Holo Scrim

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

COS - Oscurante

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

EVA - Aurora digital printing

Printing on fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

RAR - Arizona

Rear-projection films

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies

Tubular making

Fabric: tailoring types

WVE - Velcro

Fabric: finishings and accessories

Information on data processing