Palazzo Fortuny: Restoration of the Mariano Fortuny’s Bayreuth Theatre model. Donations are open, buy a virtual seat for yourself and your friends and contribute to the restoration of the Mariano Fortuny’s Bayreuth Theatre model, which urgently needs your help. Seating according to color are inspired by certain Wagnerian works that Mariano Fortuny depicted in paintings and etchings: YELLOW: Flower Maidens (E 200 $ 280) running after each other and playing in Parsifal: RED: Wotan (E 100 $140), the King of the Gods found in the tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung; BLUE: Sieglinde (E 50 $ 70), Sigmund’s sister in The Valkyrie and finally PURPLE: Mime (E 25 $ 35), a character present both in The Rhine Gold and Siegfried. For more information contact The Venice Foundation.
Palazzo Fortuny: Restoration of the Mariano Fortuny’s Bayreuth Theatre model. Since 1891 Mariano Fortuny was completely captivated by the allure of the staging of Wagner’s theatre, however many years passed before he concretely measured himself against the theatre experimenting at length with both lighting and technology and the preparation of scenographic sketches. It was in fact starting with the realization of scenographies linked to the works of Wagner that this model was born in 1903. Made of wood and metal and now kept in the atelier, it is a reconstruction of the layout and the risers of the setting of the German Bayreuth Theatre. This model is an intricate and complex system made up of small cables, electrical power transformers and light bulbs; of wings and scenes depicted on cardboard.
Palazzo Fortuny: Restoration of the Mariano Fortuny’s Bayreuth Theatre model. Just to give you an idea of the sorry state the model is in.Pin It