As artistic director for Denmark's Lysfest (light festival), Fabrizio Crisafulli also designs a light show at the city’s famous Energy Tower, using the waste incinerator and power plant’s built-in Martin by Harman lighting rig.
During the Autumn Trilogy dedicated to Puccini at this past Ravenna Festival in Italy, La Bohème, a new co-production with the theatres of Vilnius, Piacenza, and Novara, was staged in the town’s Dante Alighieri Theatre.
Ravenna Festival's La Bohème featured an all-LED lighting rig designed by French LD Vincent Longuemare and extremely atmospheric video mapping—inspired by French Symbolist painter Odilon Redon—by David Loom.
Before returning to the recently inaugurated Astana Opera Theatre in Kazakhstan for a production of Swan Lake, then on to Beijing for Il Trovatore (the eighth production on which he has worked at the National Centre for the Performing Arts), Italian projection designer Sergio Metalli was recently in Rome to work on one of the few projects he will be involved in this year in his home country.
As a preview to this year’s 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth in November, Ravenna Festival staged a trilogy of the composer’s most popular operas (Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata) in the city’s 19th century Alighieri Theatre. The ambitious project consisted of staging the three works, three times on three consecutive nights.
This year, the city of Rome celebrated its 2,765th anniversary, with a show featuring some of the Eternal City’s famous actors, singers, and musicians, and staged in the world-famous Via dei Fori Imperiali, followed in the adjacent Trajan’s Market by a high-impact hour-long AV show by Unità C1.
To open its 2012 Opera Festival, Beijing’s huge National Center for Performing Arts decided to produce The Flying Dutchman, its first Wagner opera, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Technical directors and prop masters live and die by their "Bag-O-Tricks." No matter how complicated the show is, there are usually one or two items that a resourceful technician can pull and/or modify from stock....More
Production and lighting designers Steve Lieberman and Seth Jackson discuss how to create engaging environments that suit the needs of the client; dealing with artists’ riders; fiscal responsibilities of a designer; and scaling creative from small festivals to massives....More