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George Tsypin opera factory : building in the black void

George Tsypin opera factory : building in the black void / George Tsypin ; with texts by Julie Taymor and Grigory Revzin.
Tsypin, George, 1954-
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2005], ©2005.

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  • Taymor, Julie, 1952-
  • Revzin, G. I. (Grigoriĭ I.)
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 32 cm
"The explosive work of Russian-born George Tsypin is changing the way audiences see theatrical productions of all kinds, and it will alter the way you think about what you see on a stage. Thanks to Tsypin, the days of stark, minimalist, almost empty sets are over. His maximalist creations fill the theater's black void with a fevered combination of elements, referencing everything from primitive sculpture to Russian constructivism to the works of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid. Set design, under his direction, is a unique form of architecture, a celebration of structural and sculptural possibility."--BOOK JACKET.
Prelude : the alchemy of making an opera -- Overture : Broken myth / Grigory Revzin -- Act I. Water reflections -- Death in Venice -- Oedipus Rex -- Boris Godunov -- Russian pavilion -- L'Amour De Loin -- Pelleas et Melisande -- West side story -- Act II. All that is solid melts into air -- Saint Francis of Assisi -- Biblical pieces -- MTV Video Music Awards -- Millennium cities -- The ring cycle (Amsterdam) -- Interlude : building an endless tower -- Act III. Poisoned garden of earthly delights -- Planet Earth gallery -- Theodora -- Symphony for the earth -- The grand macabre -- The ring cycle (Saint Petersburg) -- Act IV. Fire : burn without a trace -- The magic flute -- Les Troyens -- Don Giovanni -- Fiery Angel -- War and peace -- Encore : I never know where we will be going / Julie Taymor.
1568985320 (alk. paper)
  • ocm58042905
  • SCSB-9092025
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