Domenico Cimarosa, 1792

Year

2007

Place

Teatro São Pedro, São Paulo

Regency

João Maurício Galindo

Direction

Lívia Sabag

Art Direction

Renato Theobaldo

Scenography

Roberto Rolnik Cardoso

Costumes

Olintho Malaquias

Lighting

Eduardo Albergaria

 
 

This “dramma giocoso” was initially inspired by a series of printscalled “Mariage à-la-mode”, by William Hogarth, where the artist satirizesthe way how, in his day, marriages were negotiated without considering theopinions and feelings of young people involved. These engravings werethe starting point for the work of art direction and a series of experimentsinvolving the project. We wanted that the scenery and costumes made adirect reference of the engravings’ elaboration. The scenario consists of aseries of double painted walls on a base of transparent tissue. The walls havecasters that allow singers to quickly redesign the plant for each scene. Thecostume keeps the same idea of ​overlay materials and paint treatment.