In october 2018, we have realized this great event for celebrating 120 years of Deutsche Grammophon. In this case, for me, it’s the first big experience and project as lighting design. With all the team, we have producing a 4K film for TV and for DVD and Blu-ray Disc. A many thanks to Metisfilm and Deutsche Grammophon for the great opportuny.
In August 2018 we have do four video productions for Unitel and his partners.
All the productions have been recording in 4K, for “Pique Dame” and “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” we was live in HD for ServussTV and Medici.
Great 4K production for Tosca at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg in march 2018!!!
We have worked hard to achieve the best possible result for this great production.
First shooting in full 4K with a Broadcast OB Van
Following Carmen (Bizet), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach) and Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns), Thaïs will be presented at the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) in early 2018. As another masterpiece created by composer Jules Massenet during the Romantic Period of France in the 19th Century, Thaïs will be included into NCPA’s repertoire, which will prelude 2018 NCPA performances for Chinese audiences. Meanwhile, Placido Domingo, director Hugo de Ana and conductor Patrick Fournillier are invited to join the debut of the first Chinese production of Thaïs. The classic will be co-starred by Ermonela Jaho, Davinia Rodriguez, Marc Barrard,Alessandro Liberatore, LI Yi, ZHANG Wenwei, Deyan Vatchkov, JIA Kun, DONG Fang, DUAN Nina, HONG Zhiguang, ZHANG Wenqin and other outstanding singers from at home and abroad.
The opera Thaïs was adapted by dramatist Louis Calais according to the novel of the same name authored by French writer Anatole France. The novel won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921. Composed by French composer Jules Massenet, the opera Thaïs was premiered at Palais Garnier on February 16th, 1894. By telling a story of a young ascetic monk Athanaël saving a famous courtesan Thaïs and then becomes degenerate, the opera reveals inextricable mental and entangled disputes. Many elegant arias and ensembles are created by the composer for male and female leading roles. Intermezzo Meditation between the first and second scenes in Act II is often performed individually at concerts. It is not only a longstanding classical violin solo, but also the best-known representative work by Jules Massenet.
Director/Set Designer/Costume Designer: Hugo de Ana
Lighting Designer: Vinicio Cheli
Projection Designer: Sergio Metalli
Graphic Designer: Mattia Metalli
Choreographer: Alessandra Panzavolta
Chorus Master: Patrick Marie Aubert
Thaïs (Soprano): Ermonela Jaho/Davinia Rodriguez
Athanaël (Baritone): Plácido Domingo/Marc Barrard
Nicias (Tenor): Alessandro Liberatore /LI Yi
Palémon (Bass): ZHANG Wenwei/Deyan Vatchkov
Crobyle (Soprano): JIA Kun
Myrtale (Mezzo): DONG Fang
Albine (Alto): DUAN Nina
A Servant (Baritone): HONG Zhiguang
La Charmeuse (Soprano): ZHANG Wenqin