Pierre Yovanovitch brings to life a brand new setting for ‘rigoletto’
Pierre Yovanovitch completes a fascinating SCENOGRAPHY for the manufacturing of “Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi, which runs from January 21 to June 21, 2023, on the Theater Basel in Switzerland. As a long-time opera fanatic, the French inside and furnishings designer was delighted that acclaimed director Vincent Huguet invited him on board for this venture, extending his signature traces and aesthetic into the world of theatre.
The manufacturing tells the story of Rigoletto, a lowly courtroom jester who works on the courtroom of Mantua, led by a fiery Duke who boasts of his lengthy listing of lovers and humiliates his subordinates. Whereas he normally makes cynical jokes concerning the duke’s “victims”, Rigoletto’s world comes crashing down when Gilda, his daughter, catches his grasp’s consideration. With a concentrate on a tragic story and the common themes of revenge, naivety and energy, Yovanovitch conceptualized a up to date, cell design scheme, making a daring but uncomplicated canvas for the psychologically complicated story.
Pierre Yovanovitch designs a cell design scheme | picture © Paolo Abate
Pierre Yovanovitch’s dramatic scenography for Theater Basel involves life as a central construction composed of three rotating partitions, painted in blue and purple, evoking summary flower petals. These partitions transfer alongside a 360-degree round observe, turning and altering positions because the story progresses. Every place creates a very new background for the characters. Complementing the central characteristic is a white staircase that curves alongside the backdrop and a sculptural chandelier that floats above the rotating partitions, projecting ambient lighting with its minimalist, concentric rings. Final however not least, the designer populated the colourful fashionable opera stage with customized furnishings items. These embody a day mattress, a curved couch and a cylindrical desk with chairs.
a daring composition of sweeping curves and dramatic tones | picture © Paolo Abat
Pierre Yovanovitch designed customized furnishings items for the set | picture © Paolo Abate
picture © Paolo Abate
making a daring but minimalist canvas for the psychological story | picture © Paolo Abate
picture © Matthias Baus