The chandelier in the auditorium of the Teatro la fenice.
I have come to Venice for a few days and attended performances of MADAME BUTTERFLY with different casts on successive nights.
This new production was abstract and highly stylized, with a white cyclorama that also covered the stage floor, sort of like an old fashion photographer’s backdrop. In Act I there were three large white stones on the ground (to suggest a zen garden perhaps) and suspended in the air was a large ceramic looking sculpture that looked like a treble clef, or maybe a figure eight. [Read more…]