Umberto Giordano, 1896
Year

2006

Place

Teatro Municipal de São Paulo

Regency

Jamil Maluf

Direction

André Heller

Scenography

Renato Theobaldo

Costumes

Fábio Namatame

Lighting

Fabio Retti

Reassembly

Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte

 

The opera takes place between the tension of a veristic script, calling fora set design with real elements to support the action, and an appeal totranscendence that music gives to the show. In this work, the scene gave lifeto some content of the libretto with images that were almost pamphleteering,but essentially plastic.
In the first act, the scene suggests fragile “crystal” columns and the nobility,just about to face the French Revolution, is shown with a semi-transparentclothing that lets you see your underwear.

 
 

The second act, during the French Revolution, shows a sky populatedtransparent clothing of nobles, and a blade of blue sky opens a new horizon.
The third act is a trial hall and foreshadows the elements that will be used inthe fourth act.
The fourth act is a jail cell, which, in the view of the protagonists, is not aprison, but the door of liberation.