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Stage design [scene design; scenography] (Fr. décor; Ger. Bühnenbild; It. scenografia)locked

  • Manfred Boetzkes,
  • Evan Baker
  •  and Nicholas John


Stage design represents the sum of the visual elements of theatrical production combining all forms of scenery, lighting, makeup and costumes (and sometimes the actual space in which the production is presented) to create an illusion of a place, space and time. Stage design is an ephemeral theatrical art, capable of realizing its full potential only in the context of a performance. Not only is stage design governed, to a certain extent, by the requirements of both the libretto and the music, but also by the political, economic and social demands of current modes of tastes of the society in which opera is performed. This was particularly true during the era of the French ...

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Revue de musicologie
Die Musikforschung
Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria
L. Bianconi and G. Pestelli, eds.: Storia dell'opera italiana (Turin, 1987-; Eng. trans., 1998-)
Early Music
Nuova rivista musicale italiana
Recherches sur la musique française classique
Musical Times
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Opera News
see SMH
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Rivista italiana di musicologia
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